Rugby

CON Hold
Party Seats Change +/-
Conservative Seats 23 Seats +/- -2
Labour Seats 10 Seats +/- 0
Liberal Democrat Seats 7 Seats +/- +1
Independent Seats 2 Seats +/- +1

Council background

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

Latest updates Rugby Borough Council

31.05.2017

13:38

Tributes paid to council boss found dead with his wife

Tributes are being paid to a senior Rugby Council worker after he was found dead with his wife over the bank Holiday weekend.

Mr Lawson had worked at the authority for more than 12 years as head of its environment and public realm department.

Warwickshire Police said they were not treating the deaths as suspicious.

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Sean was a big character in the local authority, he was much loved by his colleagues and very well known for the services he provided.
Michael Stokes, Leader of Rugby Borough Council

30.05.2017

18:20

Council boss and wife found dead

Sean Lawson had worked at Rugby Borough Council for more than 12 years.

05.05.2016

22:19

Polling stations close after elections

Voting closes in council and police and crime commissioner elections across Coventry and Warwickshire.
07:01

Polling stations open for elections

Voting takes place in council and police and crime commissioner elections across Coventry and Warwickshire, after polling stations opened.

08.05.2015

18:07

Conservatives hold Rugby council

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The Tories have retained control on Rugby Borough Council.

06.05.2015

18:46

Planners talk to club over stadium

Planners in Rugby reveal they have been in talks with Coventry City Football Club about building a stadium in the borough.

23.05.2014

18:28

No UKIP gains

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Coventry and Warwickshire was one of the few areas of the country where UKIP failed to make gains, according to BBC radio.

Contests were fought in Coventry, Stratford-upon-Avon, Nuneaton and Bedworth and Rugby.

16:28

Labour holds Coventry City Council

Labour retains overall control of Coventry City Council as the Conservatives hold Stratford-on-Avon.
15:46

Lib Dem gain

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A Liberal Democrat has gained a seat on Rugby Borough Council, bucking the national trend.

Bill Lewis took Rokeby and Overslade. He said: "There's been one large issue dominating the campaign and that's the proposal to build 1,000 homes on some green fields near Rugby. That has incensed a lot of people."

15:35

Rugby stays blue

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Rugby will remain in Conservative control, despite the Tories losing two seats.

The party won seven seats at the elections, taking their total to 23. Labour won three, the Liberal Democrats three and the Independents gained one.

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