Runnymede

CON Hold
Party Seats Change +/-
Conservative Seats 35 Seats +/- 0
Residents Association Seats 6 Seats +/- 0
United Kingdom Independence Party Seats 1 Seats +/- 0

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Type
District Council
Seats up
14 seats up for election - Third
Boundary change
No

Latest updates Runnymede Borough Council

15.06.2014

17:37

Giant puppets for Magna Carta event

Eight giant puppets take part in a parade in Surrey on the 799th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

23.05.2014

09:36

Tories 'deliver through austerity'

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Surrey Conservative councillor John Furey, speaking after his re-election in Runnymede borough, said that people want his party to remain in power.

"We actually regained an independent seat in Runnymede. Turnout was very high. I believe that the right results came in."

Mr Furey, who is also a county councillor, adds: "I think the Conservatives have held the line in terms of services over the austerity years we have gone through, and delivered."

09:21

'Low voter turnout'

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BBC Surrey's political reporter Jack Fiehn says he has seen "a lack of interest" in local political campaigns, with between 37% and 40% of voters in the county turning out for the polls.

But he adds: "It will be a much more different story next year I think at the general election. I think people will be much more engaged."

08:36

Surrey Tory wins 'pleasing'

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In the Surrey borough of Elmbridge, the count is due to start at 09:30. But Councillor Andrew Kelly, a member of the ruling Conservatives, is already enjoying his party's success elsewhere in the county.

He tweets: "Pleased to see good Conservative wins in Surrey districts of Tandridge and Runnymede. No Lab or UKIP wins. #Elections2014"

02:30

Runnymede results

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From Runnymede Borough Council: 14 seats were contested and the borough has 2 new councillors while 12 were re-elected for another four-year term on the Council.

The political composition of the Council is now: Conservative: 35, Liberal Democrat: 0, Labour: 0, Green: 0, UKIP: 1, Runnymede Independent Residents' Group: 6, Independent: 0.

The wards with the highest turnout were Foxhills with 37.68%, Chertsey South and Rowtown with 37.21%, and Thorpe with 36.91%.

01:38

Runnymede Conservative hold

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The Conservatives hold Runnymede where 14 seats were up for election.

01:17

The status quo

Andy McFarlane
BBC News
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The results are coming in a bit quicker now. Having borrowed the catchphrase "It's never dull in Hull", there proved not to be a political earthquake. Labour, which began the night with a nine-seat majority, has held on to the chamber. Likewise, Runnymede and Tandridge in Surrey have stayed true-blue Conservative.

17.05.2014

09:25

Will house prices affect voting?

Voters go to the polls in local council and European elections on Thursday at a time when house prices in Surrey are among the highest in the country.