Conservatives: Fuller fights to win back Bitterne Park council seat

David Fuller 1 10 22 by pavilion 600pxFormer ward councillor David Fuller will be fighting to win back his Bitterne Park council seat for the Conservatives in the May local elections.


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Despite gaining 1598 votes, Fuller wasn’t able to hold his council seat in ‘all-out’ local elections last May, which saw an unprecedented three Labour councillors elected to represent Bitterne Park ward.

He told “Bitterne Park is my home and where I’ve chosen to raise my family, I love the area but there is much that still needs to be improved.

“Sadly, I feel that the current administration of the council don’t really care about our area and we need councillors who will fight our corner. That’s why I am standing again”. 

He was pipped at the post in 2023 by then Labour candidate Tony Bunday, who won 1670 votes.

Fuller said at the time he’d had “a great 8 years representing Bitterne Park” and that he’d continue “looking out for our area”.

He notably became involved in the campaign against plans for a housing scheme on the former St Mary’s School playing fields, which were rejected earlier this month.

Only one of three ward seats – Bunday’s – is up for grabs on May 2.

Tony Bunday became the ward’s first Labour councillor in 2022, but as reported he was later stripped of his Labour party membership and currently sits as an independent. He’s said he won’t be standing again this time round.

Gordon Cooper will be standing for Labour in the ward in May, as previously reported.

All local election candidates are due to be listed by the council by April 8.

As also reported, there will be an election to decide on the next Hampshire and Isle of Wight police chief at the same time as May’s council election.

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