2017 Leicestershire County Council election

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Leicestershire County Council election, 2017

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All 55 seats to Leicestershire County Council
28 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Liberal Democrat Labour
Seats before 30 13 9
Seats won 36 13 6
Seat change +6 0 -3

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party UKIP Independent
Seats before 2 1
Seats won 0 0
Seat change -2 -1

Leicestershire UK local election 2017 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2017 Leicestershire County Council elections.

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

The 2017 Leicestershire County Council election took place on 4 May 2017 as part of the 2017 local elections in the United Kingdom.[1] All councillors were elected from electoral divisions by first-past-the-post voting for a four-year term of office.

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has undertaken a review of the county and has recommended a change to the boundaries of the electoral divisions. These changes took effect at this election. Leicestershire's 55 county councillors will represent 51 single-member electoral divisions and two two-member electoral divisions: Glenfields, Kirby Muxloe & Leicester Forests, and Oadby.[2]

Results[edit]

There are 55 seats on the county council. The Conservatives and Labour fielded 55 candidates with the Liberal Democrats fielding 53, the UK Independence Party fielding 43 and the Green Party fielding 18. [3]

Overview[edit]

Leicestershire County Council election result 2017
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 36 7 1 6 65 50.3 89780 +10.5
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 3446 +1.93
  Labour 6 0 3 -3 11 20.5 36639 -3.8
  Liberal Democrat 13 1 1 0 24 21 37546 +1.8
  UKIP 0 0 2 -2 0 5.8 10425 -7.6
  Independent 0 0 1 -1 0 0.28 515 -1.82


Results by electoral division[edit]

Results for individual divisions are shown below.[4] They have been divided into their respective districts or boroughs and listed alphabetically.

District of Blaby[edit]

(8 seats, 7 Electoral Divisions)

Blaby District Summary Result
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 0 0 +1 75.0 54.6 14,681 +7.0
  Labour 1 0 0 ±0 12.5 20.7 5,574 –10.2
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 0 ±0 12.5 12.8 3,455 –1.4
  UKIP 0 0 0 –1 0.0 8.5 2,293 +4.4
Blaby and Glen Parva (1 seat)[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Geoff Welsh 1,728 56.5 –6.5
Conservative Marian Gail Broomhead 906 29.6 +4.5
Labour Shabbir Aslam 299 9.8 –2.1
UKIP Alfie Garner 121 4.0 N/A
Turnout 3,054 32.5 +4.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing –5.5
Braunstone (1 seat)[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Amanda Jayne Hack 1,330 46.7 –14.4
Conservative Les Phillimore 1,273 44.7 +5.8
UKIP Rennee June Kent 241 8.5 N/A
Turnout 2,844 29.1 +3.1
Labour hold Swing –10.1
Cosby and Countesthorpe (1 seat)[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Jennings 2,041 63.8 +8.3
Labour Michael George Howkins 691 21.6 –5.6
Liberal Democrat Beverley Jane Welsh 247 7.7 –9.6
UKIP Adrian Clive Langley 216 6.8 N/A
Turnout 3,195 32.4 +3.3
Conservative hold Swing +7.0
Enderby & Lubbesthorpe (1 seat)[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Helen Louise Richardson 1,140 55.9
Labour Muhammad Shabbir Aslam 563 27.6
Liberal Democrat Mark Edward Widdop 178 8.7
UKIP Bill Piper 157 7.7
Turnout 2,038 26.7
Conservative win (new seat)
Glenfields, Kirby Muxloe & Leicester Forests (2 seats)[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Lee Martin Breckon 3,158 31.2
Conservative Richard Blunt 2,635 26.0
Labour Dianne Patricia Esmond 801 7.91
UKIP Lynton Ellis Yates 685 6.8
UKIP Marc Wayne Preece 662 6.5
Labour Thomas Eynon Legrys 640 6.3
Liberal Democrat Kathryn Sansome 553 5.5
Green Nick Cox 509 5.0
Liberal Democrat Mark Jeremy Godfrey-Vallance 474 4.7
Turnout 10,117 28.8
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Narborough & Whetstone (1 seat)[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Terence John Richardson 1,800 65.9 +6.6
Labour Michael Robert Bounds 717 26.2 +4.1
UKIP Richard David Crouch 211 7.7 N/A
Turnout 2,728 26.1 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing +1.3
Stoney Stanton & Croft (1 seat)[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Ernie White 2,137 73.2
Labour Neil Stuart Hallam 507 17.3
Liberal Democrat Christine Ann Merrill 275 9.4
Turnout 2,919 30.2
Conservative win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". Electoral Commission. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Leicestershire County Council". Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  3. ^ http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/leicestershire-county-council-election-2017-full-list-of-candidates-in-the-oadby-and-wigston-area/story-30252218-detail/story.html
  4. ^ "Election 2017".
  5. ^ "Blaby & Glen Parva". Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Braunstone". Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Cosby & Countesthorpe". Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Enderby & Lubbesthorpe". Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Glenfields, Kirby Muxloe & Leicester Forests". Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  10. ^ "Narborough & Whetstone". Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Stoney Stanton & Croft". Retrieved 5 May 2017.

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