Brian Hutchins (centre), Chairman of Millway Ward in Andover, hosted a celebration party for Sir George and County Councillor David Kirk. Both men thanked Brian and his team of volunteers for their help in the campaign.
Sir George said that, while the Party had had a good result locally, the work to rebuild the Party nationally was about to begin.
"I want to involve my local Association in the debate about the future Leadership and direction of the Party. We have been thumped twice running in General Elections and none of us want to go through that again."