Friday, 6 May 2011

Rugby Borough Council Election and Referendum Results

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

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

  • Conservative - 29 seats
  • Labour - 11 seats
  • Liberal Democrats - 8 seats

The Conservatives now have a majority of 10 over all other parties in the Council Chamber and retain the control of the council they've had since 2007.

There were no local elections this year in the Fosse ward, but the whole borough did get a chance to vote in the referendum on changing the voting system used to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Across Rugby borough, the vote was:

  • Yes - 8,733 (27.0%)
  • No - 23,574 (73.0%)

which turned out to be even more emphatic than the UK-wide result of Yes 31.7%, No 68.3%.

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