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Wyre Forest local election results: Tories maintain control

By Harry Leather | Wyre Forest | Politics | Published: | Last Updated:

The Conservatives maintained their strong grip in Wyre Forest despite a three-seat swing to Labour in the local election.

Constituents have been voting in council elections

Nine out of the 11 seats up for grabs were held by the Tories going into the election, but the Conservatives ended up with three fewer wards after losing three to Labour, one to the Liberal Democrats and gaining one vacant ward.

It means the Tories now hold 21 out of the 33 seats on the district council, while Labour's six seats make it the largest of the opposition parties.

The Lib Dems have three seats, there are three independent councillors and two represent Independent Community and Health Concern.

One newly elected councillor is 18-year-old Nick Harris, who held onto the Bewdley and Rock ward for the Conservative Party.

The Wribbenhall and Arley seat was up for grabs after former independent councillor Gordon Yarranton was disqualified after failing to attend a council meeting for six months due to health issues.

The election was the last time the authority will elect one third of councillors, with the authority moving to 'all-out' elections every four years.

Wyre Forest District Council results - ward by ward

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  • What happened: Labour gained three seats, the Lib Dems gained one and the Tories lost three.
  • Political make-up: Tory control (Cons - 19; Lab - 6; Lib Dems - 3; Indep - 3; Community and Health Concern - 2)
  • Turnout: 30.8%
  • *Party previously holding seat

Aggborough and Spennells (Indep hold)

Ben Davies (Lab) - 443

Peter Dyke (Indep)* - 1,151

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Keith Robertson (Indep Community and Health Concern) - 174

Ian Siddall (Cons) - 580

Areley Kings and Riverside (Lab gain)

Lin Henderson (Cons)* - 818

Christopher Pratt (Lib Dems) - 58

James Shaw (Lab) - 838

Gemma Taylor-Robinson (Indep Community and Health Concern) - 270

Bewdley and Rock (Cons hold)

Calne Edginton-White (Indep Community and Health Concern) - 551

Nick Harris (Cons)* - 1,179

Phil Oliver (Green) - 101

Rod Stanczyszyn (Lab) - 651

Heidi Worth (Lib Dem) - 101

Blakebrook and Habberley South (Cons hold)

Clare Cassidy (Lib Dem) - 141

Victoria Caulfield (Green) - 177

Daniel Crampton (Lab) - 470

Tracey Onslow (Cons)* - 910

Broadwaters (Lab gain)

John Desmond (Cons)* - 465

Bill Hopkins (UKIP) - 87

Anita Ostrowski (Green) - 90

Abdur Razzak (Lib Dem) - 356

Gareth Webster (Lab) - 475

Peter Young (Indep Community and Health Concern) - 256

Foley Park and Hoobrook (Cons hold)

Adrian Beavis (Lib Dem) - 230

Sally Chambers (Cons)* - 796

Dave Finch (Green) - 71

Craig Leonard (UKIP) - 90

Susan Meekings (Indep Community and Health Concern) - 287

Brian Seymour-Smith (Lab) - 457

Franche & Habberley North (Cons hold)

Mike Cheeseman (Cons)* - 993

John Davis (Green) - 40

Sadie Furey (Lib Dem) - 110

Susie Griffiths (Indep Community and Health Concern) - 452

Heather Lacy (UKIP) - 81

Christopher Nicholls (Lab) - 696

Mitton (Cons hold)

Cliff Brewer (Lab) - 529

Simon Ford (Lib Dem) - 81

Doug Hine (Green) - 60

Chris Rogers (Cons)* - 815

John Thomas (Indep Community and Health Concern) - 390

Offmore & Comberton (Lib Dem gain)

Graham Ballinger (Indep Community and Health Concern) - 237

Brett Caulfield (Green) - 79

Kevin Gale (Cons)* - 505

Nick Savage (Lab) - 391

Martin Stooke (UKIP) - 160

Alan Totty (Lib Dem) - 742

Wribbenhall and Arley (Cons gain)

Leia Beavis (Lib Dem) - 35

John Byng (Indep Community and Health Concern) - 299

Philip Edmundson (Lab) - 394

Paul Harrison (Cons) - 688

Megan Williams (Green) - 87

Wyre Forest Rural (Cons hold)

Rachel Akathiotis (Lib Dem) - 98

Ian Hardiman (Cons)* - 1,590

David Jones (Lab) - 668

Kate Spohrer (Green) - 182

Harry Leather

By Harry Leather
Digital Editor - @hleather_star

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