Northamptonshire County Council

Election 2017 Results

Party Seats 2013 Seats 2017 Change


Seats 201336 Seats 201743 Change+7


Seats 201311 Seats 201713 Change+2

PartyLiberal Democrat

Seats 20136 Seats 20171 Change−5


Seats 20133 Seats 2017- Change−3


Seats 20131 Seats 2017- Change−1
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  1. Join us for our special festival event from 8pm

    Northamptonshire week

    You can hear some of the best local bands and interviews from our virtual Northamptonshire Week.

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    Video caption: Featuring the best local artists and groups to help us mark Northamptonshire Week.
  2. 'Thank you NHS' written large on roads to hospitals

    Patrick Byrne

    BBC News

    Road markings featuring a rainbow heart have been painted on the approach roads to NHS sites across Northamptonshire to thank staff for their commitment and diligence during the pandemic.

    Sites to benefit include Berrywood Hospital in Northampton, Corby Community Hospital, Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton, Danetre Hospital in Daventry, Isebrook Hospital In Wellingborough and St Mary’s Hospital in Kettering.

    Road markings

    Northamptonshire Highways team asked specialist road markers WJ Lining and local traffic management contractor EM Pells to help them.

    Similar markings appeared at Kettering General and Northampton General Hospitals last month.

    The markings are all at buildings used by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

    Chief operating officer, Jean Knight, said it was "this lovely tribute to our staff".

  3. Coronavirus: Caution advised as Northamptonshire cases start to fall

    Public health bosses in Northamptonshire are urging caution as the number of coronavirus cases finally starts to fall.

    In recent weeks, Covid-19 cases and deaths across the county had not fallen in line with national levels. As recently as Wednesday, the seven coronavirus deaths at Northampton General made it the hospital with the highest increase in deaths in the whole of England.

    Northampton Hospital

    Northamptonshire County Council's director of public health, Lucy Wightman, said the number of new cases was now falling, but added that "the virus continues to be in circulation and the risk posed by local outbreaks remains significant".

    With town centres starting to reopen, she warned that measures such as social-distancing, hand-washing and wearing face coverings where appropriate "should remain part of our everyday lives until such time as we are able to find a vaccine".

  4. Libraries plan phased reopening

    A planned reopening of seven libraries across Northamptonshire is going ahead.

    They are: Wellingborough, Irthlingborough, Brackley, Kettering, Weston Favell, Daventry and Oundle.

    The opening times will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 10:00 to 16:00 and Saturdays from 10:00 to 14:00.

    Service available include:

    • A signposting inquiry service
    • Access to the internet by booked appointment
    • A select-and-collect lending service by prior arrangement only

    Lizzy Bowen, deputy leader of the council, said: “The phased reopening will ensure that health and safety measures are in place and social distancing guidelines can be adhered to, to protect both our staff and customers."

  5. 'Backlog' of birth registrations to take some time to clear

    The registration of births will continue in Northamptonshire from Monday with online bookings for face-to-face sessions opening up.

    Northamptonshire County Council said anyone with outstanding exceptional birth registrations or those who had their birth registration appointment cancelled when lockdown started would be contacted first.

    They will also be asked to complete and return a birth registration questionnaire in advance to minimise their time in the office, and will be contacted to arrange an appointment.

    Sandra Naden-Horley, cabinet member for corporate and community services, said: “The past few months have been unprecedented and we are now facing a backlog of appointments which will take some time to manage.

    Mother and child
  6. Council to end free parking arrangement

    Northampton will see parking charges reintroduced in all its council multi-storey and surface car parks from Monday 29 June.

    Parking charges were removed at the end of March in response to coronavirus, ensuring key workers could access free parking in all borough car parks throughout the town centre.

    The free parking for NHS staff will continue so they can carry out their duties unhindered.


    Jonathan Nunn, council leader, said: "Much as we might like to consider extending free parking further, our available funds have already been significantly impacted [by coronavirus].

    "If we don’t reintroduce charges at this stage there's a danger it will begin impacting on other vital services.”

    Northamptonshire County Council reintroduced on-street pay and display charges yesterday.