REACTION: Mark Archer thanks “independently-minded” villagers after win

MARK Archer thanked residents of Manea - an “independently-minded village” - after retaining his seat on Fenland District Council for a second term.

Cllr Archer polled 568 votes, beating Tory hopeful and Chatteris resident James Carney’s 201 votes.

Cllr Archer said: “I didn’t take it for granted at all. I have worked hard. James Carney ran a good campaign and canvassed hard and so if he had won it would have been deserved.

“The problem was he was always fighting against a local person. Manea is a very independent minded village and I’m delighted to live in it.

“I wasn’t born in Manea but they have taken me into their hearts and I’m grateful for that.”


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter