It could be a fresh start for Bembridge Parish Council as new councillors are elected, after a troubled few years.

Alasdair Steane, Grant Stillman and Margaret Donolon will not return to the town hall tis time around.

A count is ongoing at Medina Leisure Centre in Newport.

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Infighting, resignations and arguments have dogged the parish council  — as well as an infamous incident with biscuits!

Heading into the May 2021 elections there were a handful of empty seats in the parish.

Two councillors resigned over the approach taken to the Bembridge Village Hall roof project and others were supposedly kicked off for not attending meetings over the Covid-19 pandemic.

There were 12 seats available  — split into two wards of six seats (north and south) - but 17 candidates vying for them

Scroll down for the full results...

Seven, out of eight, councillors were standing for re-election in Bembridge along with former councillors (Alasdair Steane and Liz White).

Five councillors have retained their seats (Jay Chapman, Richard Weaver, Marianne Sullivan, Sheila Weedall and Ray Widger) but Grant Stillman and Margaret Donolon have failed to get enough votes to make their return.

Cllr Liz White will return to the parish council, while Our Bembridge's Alasdair Steane has missed out.

Mr Steane also missed out on the Bembridge Isle of Wight Council seat yesterday to Conservative's Joe Robertson.

The full results of the ward here:


Jay Chapman - 294 (elected)
Martin Groom - 335 (elected)
Paul Kenny - 281 (elected)
Rosamond Poncia - 336 (elected)
Alasdair Steane, Our Bembridge - 232
Mike Tarrant - 235
Richard Weaver - 289 (elected)
Liz White - 385 (elected)

Harriet Brabazon - 407 (elected)
Iain Delaney - 166
Margaret Donlon - 137
Josh Lake - 333 (elected)
Liz Mitchell - 355 (elected)
Grant Stillman - 186
Marianne Sullivan - 318 (elected)
Sheila Weedall - 358 (elected)
Ray Widger - 254 (elected)
The turnout of the North ward was 45.96 per cent and the South ward was 41.9 per cent.