Looking at the bigger picture in Warwickshire the results last night were not good for Labour having lost 12 Councillors. It is incredibly disappointing also to lose June Tandy. We must bear in mind that Local Elections have considerably low turnout when compared to General Elections and that people are more likely to vote outside of the main parties. The main factor for the rise in votes for the Tories is clearly due to the collapse in the UKIP vote and their hard Brexit agenda. Nevertheless we are grateful for the support we had from members and our activists should be incredibly proud for a hard fought, positive campaign and we look now to hold the Tories in Warwickshire to account over the next 4 years. These results make us even more determined to campaign for Bally Singh, our parliamentary candidate on June the 8th and fight the austerity agenda the Tories put forward. The results were as follows:
Total seats by party
|Labour and Cooperative||0|
|Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition||0|
|Whitnash Residents Association||1|
The results for our candidates in Southam and Kenilworth specifically were as follows:
In Lapworth and West Kenilworth Josh Payne came third with 246 votes behind the Lib Dems in second and the Tory cnadidate, John Cooke being elected.
In Kenilworth Park Hill Audrey Mullender came third with 390 votes behind the Lib Dems in second and the Tory candidate, Dave Shilton being elected.
In Kenilworth St. John’s Wallace McDowell came third with 378 votes behind the Lib Dems in second and the Tory candidate, Alan Lancaster being elected.
In Cubbington and Leek Wootton Nick Hoten came second with 465 votes behind the Tory candidate, Wallace Redford being elected.
In Southam, Stockton and Napton Ros grant came second with 514 votes behind the Tory candidate, Andy Crump being elected.
In Feldon Matt Panton came third with 356 votes behind the Lib Dems in second and the Tory candidate, Bob Stevens being elected.
In Kineton and Redhorse I came third with 178 votes behind the Lib Dems in second and the Tory candidate, Chris Williams being elected.
And finally, in Wellesbourne James Briggs came third with 163 votes behind the Lib Dems in second and the Tory candidate, Anne Parry being elected.
Onwards and upwards!
Patrick Jenkins – Social Media Officer