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
PUBLISHED: 09:53 05 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:57 05 May 2017
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.
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:
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)