Colchester Borough Council

Colchester scoreboard

2021 no overall control, no change from 2019

Counting complete. After 19 of 19 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 9
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 23
  2. Liberal Democrat

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 4
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -1
    • Councillors overall total 12
  3. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 4
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 11
  4. Independent

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 1
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 3
  5. Green

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 1
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +1
    • Councillors overall total 2
  1. Colchester Borough Council: No overall control

    Colchester Borough Council remains in no overall control.

    The Lib Dems run the council in a coalition with Labour,

    Of the 19 seats up for for grabs, the Lib Dems lost to the Green Party in Castle ward and Labour in both New Town and Christchurch.

    The Lib Dems did, however, take Wivenhoe from Labour.

    The Conservatives last won a majority in 1984.

    Colchester count
  2. Colchester: Lib Dems under pressure?

    Deborah McGurran

    BBC East political editor

    At the Colchester count in Charter Hall, the Lib Dems - who run Colchester Borough Council in a coalition with Labour - appear to be under pressure.

    Results here are expected at about 04:30 BST.

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  3. Colchester Borough Council: Current situation

    Colchester Borough Council HQ

    Colchester Borough Council is responsible for services like bin collections, parks, public housing and local planning applications.

    Party in power: No overall control

    Seats up for election: 19

    Seats on council: 51

    The Conservatives last won a majority in 1984.

    Other public services are controlled by Essex County Council which covers a wider area.