Peterborough Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
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    7
    28
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    7
    17
    +3
    Elected in 2019
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    4
    9
    +2
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    1
    3
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    Elected in 2019
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    1
    2
    +1
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    1
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    0
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    -1

Most Recent

'Tories take a hit while Lib Dems gain ground'

Ben Schofield

Political Reporter, BBC Look East

With more councils being declared, two trends are emerging: the Conservatives taking a hit and the Liberal Democrats gaining ground.

Unlike in other areas of England, Labour are – so far – more or less holding their ground in the East.

Peterborough slipped from Tory control. Their slender majority of one was wiped out. They’re still the biggest party but are three short of overall control.

It’s likely they’ll continue running the council as a minority administration, backed by votes from the hyper-local Werrington First group, who hold all three seats in their ward. The only UKIP councillor in the East lost his seat here.

Labour held Cambridge City while the Greens lost their seat. But the party did gain a seat in Peterborough.

Tories lose power at Peterborough City Council

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Peterborough City Council has gone to No Overall Control after the Conservatives lost five seats, three to Labour, one to the Lib Dems and one to the Greens, but also gained one from Labour.

Labour also took one seat from the Lib Dems, who gained two seats - one from the Tories and one from UKIP - and the Greens gained one.

UKIP lost the only seat it held.

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Peterborough City Council: No Overall Control gain

In Peterborough, the Conservatives have lost power as the council goes to No Overall Control.

Peterborough City Council: Tories think they are losing seats

Sam Read

BBC Radio Northampton politics reporter

At the Peterborough count senior Conservative councillors think they have lost anywhere between one and five seats.

The Tories have an overall majority of one at the moment.

Local elections 2019: The view from Peterborough, Milton Keynes and Bedford

Ben Schofield

Political correspondent, BBC Look East

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Most of these council seats were last contested in 2015. If a week is a long time in politics, then four years is a lifetime.

Back then, the Conservatives won a surprise majority in the General Election and the party’s national popularity helped local Tory groups pick up dozens of council seats.

It means that while Labour and the Liberal Democrats are defending around half their total number of seats on our councils, the Conservatives are defending three quarters of them. That’s a huge ask, even before policies or the public’s mood come into it.

Peterborough will be closely scrutinised. Anger remains over the former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya’s criminal conviction and refusal to quit. Conservatives hold the council with a majority of just one – a small shift could lead it into no overall control or further strengthen their standing.

Labour has minority control of Milton Keynes Council, supported by Liberal Democrats. But the Tories are the largest party. Will Labour pick up enough seats for an outright majority? They would need to pick up eight, which will be tough.

Elsewhere, Bedford will elect a mayor. Can the Liberal Democrat incumbent Dave Hodgson secure a fourth term?