Local election 2017: Two West Norfolk councillors suspended before Norfolk County Council polls

The local election count in King's Lynn. Pictured is Patrick Rochford. Picture: Ian Burt

The local election count in King's Lynn. Pictured is Patrick Rochford. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Two councillors were suspended from the Conservative Party in the run-up to the county council elections.

Sandra Squire, Conservative candidate for Marshland North. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Sandra Squire, Conservative candidate for Marshland North. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Patrick Rochford has been suspended from the North West Norfolk Conservatives over an allegation that he brought the party into disrepute.

MORE - For more election news click hereMr Rochford, who stood as an independent for Gaywood North and Central, in King's Lynn, polled 71 votes and was not elected.

After the count, at Lynn Corn Exchange, he said the allegations against him were 'totally false'.

Sandra Squire has also been suspended by the group after a complaint was made against her.


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Mrs Squire stood for the Marshland North seat, near King's Lynn, coming first with 1,344 votes. After the count, she denied the allegation but declined to comment further on her suspension.

But she said she would work hard and provide a voice for people in her ward.

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