I WOULD like to thank all those people who voted for me. I do understand the protest vote but I was powerless to change the immigration issue.
I was a local ward councillor dealing with local issues. My commitment was to the residents of Ockendon and their problems locally.
I am sorry I can no longer represent you. The past four years has been a wonderful journey and an honour to work for you.
Thank you to everyone who helped me.
Cllr Barry Johnson has added
“Thank you to all the people of Ockendon who took the time to vote last Thursday and especially those who voted for Lyn. It is always disappointing to lose hard working councillors and Lyn was certainly that. She was someone with whom it has been a privilege to work alongside for the past two years.
“I am not afraid to admit that I will miss her tenacity and support however the people have spoken and although I cannot fathom how any UKIP policy may help local residents with their problems, I can only hope that the incoming Councillor to Ockendon is more akin to Lyn than Cllr Kiely.
“Please be assured that I will continue to work hard for you and will continue with the regular monthly surgeries held at St Nicholas Church reading rooms on the first Thursday of the month.
“I do hope to see Lyn running for office again soon but will advise her to take a well earned rest and treat it as a sabbatical only.