HDC RESULT: Lib Dems hold Forest ward in close race with Tories

Lib Dem Godfrey Newman
Lib Dem Godfrey Newman

The Liberal Democrats have held the Forest ward at Horsham District Council fighting off a strong challenge from the Conservatives.

Godfrey Newman was first elected in 1991 and was a councillor until 2007, before being re-elected in 2011.

He received 1,125 votes compared to 987 for Tory Linda Pettitt and 222 for Darrin Green of the Green Party.

The turnout was 79 per cent.