Uttlesford District Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
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    26
    26
    +17
    Elected in 2019
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    7
    7
    +1
    Elected in 2019
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    4
    4
    -19
    Elected in 2019
    Total
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    2
    2
    +1

Most Recent

Loss of Uttlesford council 'essentially' about Brexit, says Tory leader

The outgoing Conservative leader of Uttlesford Distict Council, Stephen Rolfe, said their loss of the authority to a residents association was "part of the national picture".

They lost 17 seats, and control of the Saffron Waldon-based council, to the group Residents for Uttlesford.

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Uttlesford Distict Council

Mr Rolfe, who lost his Ashdon seat, said the loss was "essentially" about Brexit.

He said voters in north west Essex had told him they were "fed up" with the main parties' handling of the issue, with some telling him they would "never vote Conservative again".

Residents for Uttlesford 'thrilled, but frightened' to take control of council

The founder of the independent group Residents for Uttlesford, which has taken control of Uttlesford District Council, said that only in his "wildest dreams" did he think they would win.

The group took control of the council in Saffron Walden, Essex, winning 17 seats from the Conservatives, giving them 26 out of 39 seats overall.

John Lodge, who represents the party in the Saffron Walden Shire ward said he was "very thrilled, a little bit humble and little bit frightened".

Uttlesford District Council
Uttlesford District Council

He said is showed "considerable disenchantment with the [previous] administration".

Mr Lodge, who founded the party in 2013, admitted that the national picture of the main parties losing seats was reflected in Essex, but their win was a "local phenomenon".

He said their party did not talk about Brexit but focused on local politics, and that their election was an endorsement on what they had done in opposition, and leading Saffron Walden Town Council.

Mr Lodge said he would celebrate tonight, "but I'll be working on Bank Holiday Monday setting up the new council".

BreakingUttlesford: Residents Association gains from Conservatives

The Residents Association has gained Uttlesford District Council, in Essex, from the Conservatives.

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Counting starts in Uttlesford

The count is under way at Uttlesford District Council in Saffron Walden, Essex. We are expecting the result around 17:00.

The Conservatives had a large majority of seats heading into Thursday's elections for all 39 seats.

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