Council Bedfordshire Council Elections 2017: Good night for Conservatives in Biggleswade and Shefford as they hold two seats to continue their dominance in the area
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The Conservatives had a good night in Central Bedfordshire holding two seats on Central Bedfordshire Council.
In Biggleswade North, Steven Watkins took the seat which became vacant after former councillor Maurice Jones resigned earlier this year.
Bernard Rix who recently resigned from Biggleswade Town Council and stood as an Independent in the district elections, came in second with 541 votes.
In Shefford, Mark Liddiard held the seat for the Conservatives. It was previously held by Lewis Birt who passed away in February this year.
Debbie Horner triumphed in a parish council election in Henlow.
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The council is still dominated by the Conservatives with 53 seats, There are three Independents, Labour has two seats and the Lib Dems have one.
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- 3 Man dies after Stevenage e-scooter crash
- 4 Road closures following crash in Letchworth
- 5 Primary school's new garden has 'positive effect on wellbeing and learning'
- 6 Letchworth paedophile jailed for sexual activity with a child
- 7 MPs and councillors react to tragic passing of Sir David Amess
- 8 Child abuse investigation dropped after hotel lost CCTV
- 9 Opening of long-awaited Stevenage supermarket
- 10 5 of the best pumpkin picking locations in Hertfordshire
Central Bedfordshire Council seats:
Mark Liddiard (Con) – 1325 ELECTED
David Short (Lab) – 345
Roger Smith (UKIP) – 267
Annabel Woolmer (Lib Dem) – 499
Turnout 2437 (32.70 per cent)
Nigel Aldis (Lib Dem) – 81
Bernard Briars (Lab) – 387
Amy Peabody (Green) – 134
Bernard Rix (Independent) – 541
Duncan Strachan (UKIP) – 158
Steven Watkins (Con) – 704 ELECTED
Turnout 2008 (31.16 per cent)
Parish council election for Henlow
Andy Campbell – 217
Debbie Horner – 429 ELECTED
Turnout 648 (36.67 per cent)