Rugby Borough Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
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    8
    24
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    Elected in 2019
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    9
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    Elected in 2019
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    3
    9
    No results

Most Recent

New leader elected at Rugby council

A new leader of Rugby Borough Council has been elected, following local elections earlier this month.

Seb Lowe
Rugby Borough Council

Councillor Seb Lowe, who represents Coton And Broughton Ward, was elected at the Annual General Meeting held earlier today.

Accepting the position he said he intended to focus council resources supporting the town centre.

The former leader, Michael Stokes, stepped down from the position he'd held for five years, despite the Conservatives maintaining control in the local elections.

Council leader to stand down after five years

The Conservative leader of Rugby Borough Council has announced he is stepping down after five years in charge.

Michael Stokes says he's got a new job with his employer and can't spend as much time at the council as he used to.

Michael Stokes
Rugby Borough Council

He will stay in post until 16 May when a new leader will be voted in.

Stories of the night

Allen Cook

BBC News

For those of you waking up, this is how the overnight election results have panned out in the West Midlands.

Votes being counted in Dudley
LDRS

One of the big results saw the Conservative Party seize overall control of Walsall Council, taking two seats off Labour.

However, the party couldn't make enough gains to take Dudley Borough Council as it tied with Labour for the number of seats, although, with a Tory mayor, it has a casting vote when it comes to deciding later this month who'll lead the authority.

Elsewhere, the Tories lost their majority in Worcester but held on to North Warwickshire, Rugby and Tamworth.

Labour, meanwhile, held on to Coventry, Sandwell, Telford and Wrekin and Wolverhampton.

We're still waiting for the final result from Stoke-on-Trent.

'Hundreds' of ballot papers spoiled in 'Brexit' protest

Local Democracy Reporting Service

David Lawrence

Hundreds of ballot papers were spoiled in Rugby Borough, according to the authority's returning officer.

Adam Norburn said many had the word "Brexit" scrawled across them.

The count in Rugby
BBC

But, despite the protests, he said turnout was on a par with previous years at just over 32%.

The Conservatives held on to control of the authority, securing eight of the 14 seats up for grabs to give them a total of 24 out of the 42 councillors in the borough.

West Midlands election results so far

Let's recap on the results we've had so far tonight.

  • Coventry City Council - Labour hold
  • North Warwickshire Borough Council - Conservative hold
  • Rugby Borough Council - Conservative hold
  • Sandwell Borough Council - Labour hold
  • Tamworth Borough Council - Conservative hold
  • Walsall Borough Council - Conservative gains overall control
  • Wolverhampton City Council - Labour hold
  • Worcester City Council - Conservatives lose overal control

There are still three to come from Dudley, Telford and Wrekin and Stoke-on-Trent.