A late correction from Neil Baker – my posting about Jean Law, KCC’s newest County Councillor gave incorrect figures (“KCC Welcomes its new Councillor”, October 11). Neil tells me Jean’s final vote was 2474, not 2470 as I had previously been informed. So Jean’s closing majority was exactly 950.
As Neil says “Not that the four votes made a difference…”. Maybe not in this case, but having been at a third recount where a colleague won his county seat by twelve, sometimes every vote matters.
Neil stresses the “tireless campaign” which says it all. In these days of e-voting and political blogs, it’s actually sheer hard work on the doorsteps that makes the difference. Well done to Jean and her team.