Conservatives lose 11 seats
Voters across Central Bedfordshire have elected a new council made up of 41 Conservative councillors, 13 Independents, three Liberal Democrats, one Labour councillor and one UK Independence Party councillor.
The previous administration was made up of 52 Conservatives, four Independent councillors, two Labour councillors and one Liberal Democrat. Although Conservative majority is reduced, today’s (3 May) result represents no change in overall control.
There were 201 candidates for the 59 seats.
Central Bedfordshire Council’s Chief Executive and Returning Officer, Richard Carr, welcomed the new Council. He said:
“As well as congratulating our newly elected Members, I would also like to thank the hundreds of polling and count staff who have supported these elections. Our elections team have done a fantastic job.”
Marston Vale Results
Announcements about which councillors will take up different positions on the Council, including appointments to the Executive and the role of Council Chairman, will be made at the Annual Meeting, which will take place at Priory House on Thursday, 16 May, starting at 6.30pm.
Cranfield and Marston Moretaine
|Roger Alastair Baker||UK Independence Party (UKIP)||695|
|Susan Clark||Conservative Party Candidate||1,508 Elected|
|John Robert Guinn||Independent||1,042|
|Kenneth Charles Matthews||Conservative Party Candidate||1,285 Elected|
|Robert William Morris||Conservative Party Candidate||1,183 Elected|
|Karl Christian O'Dell||Labour Party||435|
|Alison Heather Parker||Green Party||772|
|Elizabeth Margaret Rooney||Labour Party||630|
|Michelle Tracy White||Labour Party||507|
Houghton Conquest and Haynes
|Rebecca Isabelle Spottiswood Hares||Independent||383 Elected|
|Martin Hawkins||Conservative Party Candidate||311|
|Richard Clive Eric James||Independent||111|
|David William Austin Short||Labour Party||107|
Counting is also taking place today (3 May) for town and parish councils in many areas across Central Bedfordshire.
Due to a lack of candidates, there wasn’t an election for the following parish councils:
- Brogborough Parish Council
- Cranfield Parish Council
- Houghton Conquest Parish Council
- Hulcote and Salford Parish Council
- Lidlington Parish Council
- Marston Moreteyne Parish Council
- Ridgmont Parish Council
For the full election results for Central Bedfordshire, visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/cbcresults
For the full election results for town and Parish councils www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/tpresults