ALL the results are in from the Bromsgrove division counts in this year’s Worcestershire County Council elections with the Conservatives taking seven seats and Labour and the Liberal Democrats finishing with one each.
The shock of the day in the district saw Labour stalwart Peter McDonald lose his Beacon seat to Conservative Adrian Kriss.
Luke Mallett won Labour’s only seat in Bromsgrove – maintaining his councillor status in Bromsgrove West.
The Conservatives gained Alvechurch, narrowly taking it from the independents.
And Josh Robinson put the Lib Dems on the board in Bromsgrove’s county council divisions – following the trend of the party claiming three seats at the last district council election.
Other than that there were pretty straightforward wins for the Conservatives.
We charted it live throughout the afternoon and you can see how the results unfolded below.
In the first seat to be declared, Shirley Webb was returned in Woodvale with more than three times the number of votes of Labour’s Brenda Henderson in second. Coun Webb, also a district councillor polled 1,896 with Ms Henderson second on 550. Making up the rest was Julian Gray (Green) with 258, beating the Lib Dems into fourth. Martin German finished on 160.
Shirley Webb- Conservative – 1,896 – ELECTED
Brenda Henderson- Labour – 550
Julian Gray- Green Party – 258
Martin German- Liberal Democrats – 160
Another seat for the Conservatives as Coun Adam Kent, also the chair of the Corporate and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Panel and deputy leader on Bromsgrove District Council, holds onto his seat. He managed a majority of 1,677. Second was Indpendent candidate Stephen Peters with 299 votes and Labour’s Tony Maslen third.
Adam Kent- Conservatives – 1,976 – ELECTED
Tony Maslen- Labour – 285
Nicola Payne- Green party – 131
Stephen Peters- Independent – 299
Vanessa Verlinden- Liberal Democrats – 63
Three holds in a row for the Conservatives as Coun Karen May – also Bromsgrove District Council leader – keeps her seat. Coun Karen May polled 2,147 – giving her a majority of 656 over her district council counterpart – Indpendent Steve Colella. Labour third, Green Party fourth, Lib Dems fifth and Reform UK sixth.
Steve Colella- Independent – 1,491
Alan Cooper- Labour – 226
Jennifer Eccleston- Green Party – 168
Stan Francis- Reform UK – 43
Karen May- Conservative – 2,147 – ELECTED
Sara Woodhouse- Liberal Democrats – 74
The Conservatives have made their first gain in the Bromsgrove Divisions – taking Alvechurch from the Independents. Charlie Hotham who previously had the seat did not stand this time around and the independent candidate Alan Bailes could not replicate the coup of last time around. But it was a close run contest (the closest so far in Bromsgrove) with Conservative Aled Luckman polling 1,424 and Bailes 1,242 – just 182 votes separating the top two.
Alan Bailes – Independent – 1,242
Aled Luckman – Conservative – 1,424 – ELECTED
Simon Nicholl – Labour – 324
Kevin White – Green Party – 176
The biggest shock of the day so far in the Bromsgrove divisions as long-time county councillor for Rubery Peter McDonald loses his seat to the Conservatives. Adrian Kriss, his district council counterpart – defeated him by 119 votes. The closest result we have had so far. The blue wave continues.
James Clarke – Liberal Democrats – 75
Gill Harvey – Green Party – 249
Adrian Kriss – Conservative – 1,465 – ELECTED
Peter McDonald – Labour – 1,346
Kate Van Der Plank – Independent – 679
An emphatic victory has seen Labour’s Luke Mallett returned in Bromsgrove West. The experienced campaigner and popular district councillor saw off Conservative Mark Boulton by 969 votes. The win is even more impressive when you look at the number of other Labour councillors who have lost their seats across Worcestershire this afternoon.
Mark Boulton- Conservative – 734
Jake Hughes- Green Party – 134
Luke Mallett – Labour – 1,703 – ELECTED
Joanna McKenna- Liberal Democrats – 156
Conservative Kyle Daisley held onto his seat in Bromsgrove South with a comfortable 743-vote majority over Labour’s Abdul Jilani in second. David Nicholl finished third with 514 votes.
Kyle Daisley- Conservative – 1,324 – ELECTED
Peter Harvey- Green Party – 177
Abdul Jilani- Labour – 581
David Nicholl- Liberal Democrats – 514
There was controversy surrounding this seat the night before polling day when Labour’s Mattie Osborne endorsed Liberal Democrat Sam Evans ‘in a bid to oust the Tories’. In the end, Conservative Kit Taylor had more votes than the other three parties’ candidates put together. Coun Taylor holds his seat.
Kit Taylor – Conservative – 1,780 – ELECTED
Sam Evans – Liberal Democrat – 846
Mattie Osborne – Labour – 446
Measham – Green Party – 236
The Liberal Democrats’ Josh Robinson has taken the seat from the Tories with a 202-vote win over Conservative Kashmir Uppal. The two leading candidates were way out in front with Jane Elledge finishing third – 685 votes behind on what has been a terrible day for Labour in Worcestershire.
Jane Elledge – Labour – 446
David Pardoe – Independent – 114
Josh Robinson – Liberal Democrats 1,333 – ELECTED
John Smout – Green Party – 157
Kashmir Uppal – Conservative – 1,131