We would like to thank all the 1,987 Ashtead residents who voted for one of the Ashtead Independent candidates on 5 May 2022.
Each of our three Councillors achieved over 60% of the vote in their wards, with the nearest other party being the Conservatives in Park Ward who managed almost 26%. The Liberal Democrats trailed at just 10–15%. The actual figures and percentages are given below.
We are gratified by the confidence that our residents have shown in us, and be assured that all seven of us will continue to do our best to serve Ashtead and address issues of concern brought to our attention.
The Council remains in control of the Liberal Democrats, with a majority increased from two to four as a result of the Conservatives losing two seats.
All positions on Committees and Working Groups in the Council are allocated proportionately. As all Ashtead wards continue to be independent, we are assured of seats on all key decision-making committees and working groups. Even though the Liberal Democrats will still dominate decision-making, we will be able to continue making our views heard. It ensures that Ashtead will continue to have a voice.