Saturday, 8 May 2010

Rugby Borough Council Election Results

Voting to elect 16 councillors to sit on Rugby Borough Council for the next four years took place on Thursday, and after the votes had been counted the Conservatives were returned to the Town Hall with an increased majority.

By the end of the night, the Conservatives had won 10 seats (an increase of one), Labour had secured four seats (unchanged) and the Liberal Democrats had won two seats (down one). The overall balance of power in the borough for the next year will be:

  • Conservatives - 28 seats
  • Labour - 11 seats
  • Liberal Democrats - 9 seats

The Conservatives now have a majority of eight over all other parties in the Council Chamber and retain the control of the council they've had since 2007.

The full result for the Fosse ward was:

  • Rachel Watts (Conservative) - 1,242
  • Richard Gunstone (Liberal Democrat) - 548
  • Robert Bevin (Labour) - 452

Congratulations to Rachel Watts who has now taken over the seat vacated by Neil Campbell. I look forward to working with her through the parish council in getting the best for Shilton and Barnacle.

1 comment:

  1. Many thanks Dan.

    It's such a privilege to have been elected and I look forward to working hard across Fosse Ward.