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

  1. Coronavirus spread affects election plans

    As well as elections for the West Midlands Mayor and Police and Crime Commissioner, the following councils were expecting to be holding elections for some of their seats on 7 May.

    • Cannock Chase District Council
    • Coventry City Council
    • Dudley Council
    • Nuneaton and Bedworth District Council
    • Sandwell Council
    • Solihull Council
    • Walsall Council
    • City of Wolverhampton Council
    • Redditch Borough Council
    • Rugby Borough Council
    • Tamworth Borough Council
    • Worcester City Council

    They will now be held next year instead.

  2. New leader elected at Rugby council

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

    Seb Lowe

    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.

  3. 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

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

  4. 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

    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.

  5. '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

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. Councillors could be given parental leave

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Parental leave could be offered to Rugby borough councillors, in a move to encourage more people to stand for election.

    A motion put forward by Labour councillor Claire Edwards noted that in the summer of 2017 only 4% of councils in England and Wales had parental leave policies.

    Parental leave

    Councillors voted in favour of reviewing the need for a parental leave policy.

    But the Conservative leader of the council, Michael Stokes said it was "a difficult decision to be giving members benefits because being an elected member is a choice and for me and many members on both sides of the chamber, it’s a privilege and an honour."

    Quote Message: The role of a councillor should be open to all, regardless of their background, and that introducing a parental leave policy is a step towards encouraging a wider range of people to become councillors, and is also a step to encourage existing councillors who may want to start a family to remain as councillors" from Claire Edwards Rugby Borough Council
    Claire EdwardsRugby Borough Council
  8. Rugby: Two seat loss would mean Tories not in control

    Simon Gilbert

    Political Reporter, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    The Tories losing just two seats in Rugby would mean they were no longer in overall control - but they would still be the biggest party.

    The Labour Party is the official opposition, with nine seats. But the Liberal Democrats have eight seats, and it would not take too much to change for them to become the second biggest party.

    Another interesting element is that the two independent seats in Rugby are also up for grabs, and both sitting councillors have chosen not to defend them.

    That means the wards Hillmorton; and Wolston and the Lawfords will definitely change hands by the end of the election count.