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

2017 HCC Election: The Conservatives have held seats.

2017 HCC Election: The Conservatives have held seats. - Credit: Archant

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.

The full list of results is as follows:

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Central Bedfordshire Council seats:

• Shefford

Mark Liddiard (Con) – 1325 ELECTED

David Short (Lab) – 345

Roger Smith (UKIP) – 267

Annabel Woolmer (Lib Dem) – 499

Turnout 2437 (32.70 per cent)

•Biggleswade North

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)

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