26 May, 2015 @ 10:11
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ELECTIONS: AUAN president becomes councillor in Albox

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Maura Hillen

A KEY expat property campaigner has won a seat in Albox’s local elections.

AUAN president Maura Hillen will be part of the town hall after a dominant result for the PSOE who claimed the necessary nine seats.

In Albox, 98% of foreign residents who voted were AUAN members but the overall turnout of British residents who were actually registered to vote was less than 30%.

Roughly 40% of those registered on the Padron were also registered to vote.

A poor number in comparison to neighbouring towns where registration of foreign registration is almost 100%.

“As the statistics show there is a serious gap between the foreign community resident in Albox and the town hall,” she told the Olive Press.

“This is something I hope to rectify over the next few years.

“Overall it has been a fantastic experience. My cynical old heart was warmed by the dedication, commitment and enthusiastic engagement of the Spanish community.”

Rob Horgan

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  1. How do you know that 98% were AUAN members, I know of at least 6 people that voted in Albox and were not asked if they were AUAN members by anyone. It is time you stopped pushing your left wing opinions and started to report unbiased facts.

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