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May 7, 2021 9.00 am

REWIND Local Elections 2021: Lincolnshire and Lincoln results

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Friday, May 7, is the day of counting votes in the local elections, with results expected today for Lincolnshire County Council, North East Lincolnshire Council and the City of Lincoln Council.

Voters took to the polls on Thursday, May 6, to decide who would be their new ward councillors, as well as the Police and Crime Commissioner (for which votes are counted Saturday).

In total there are nearly 100 positions to be filled by 366 candidacies. Lincolnshire County Council votes will be counted from 9-10am, North East Lincolnshire at around 1.30pm and City of Lincoln at around 2pm. The first results are hoped to come through between 11am-11.30am.

Local Democracy Reporters Daniel Jaines and James Mayer are at the Lincolnshire and Lincoln counting centres throughout the day to bring you the latest results as they are announced.

See The Lincolnite’s election guide here for our previous stories and information, candidates and party promises; including interviews and live PCC hustings.

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7th May 2021 8:51am

City of Lincoln Council Elections

Hello, I’m James Mayer, the Local Democracy Reporter for Greater Lincolnshire.

I will be live blogging City of Lincoln Council’s local elections at the Assembly Rooms. Stay tuned for updates throughout the day!

 

7th May 2021 8:59am

Lincolnshire County Council

Good morning, Local Democracy Reporter Daniel Jaines here. I’ll be at Lincolnshire County Council’s offices from 10am where the results of the LCC 2021 election will be called throughout the day.

My colleague James and I will also be covering Lincoln City Council elections and North East Lincolnshire Council elections throughout the day.

7th May 2021 9:04am

Councils verify votes

The majority of councils have already verified the votes overnight and announced general turnouts for each of their districts.

In South Kesteven, for instance the turnout was 34%, while the City of Lincoln was 31%. North Kesteven has so far estimated an overall turnout of 30%

https://twitter.com/southkesteven/status/1390509758189383691?s=20

7th May 2021 9:10am

Lincolnshire Elections 2021

I spoke to Professor Derek Ward, Lincolnshire County Council’s Director of Public Health about the election and COVID-19 safety.

He said: “We’ve been working with all the chief executives and the returning officers to make sure that we were giving specialist advice to all of our colleagues in the district councils and obviously county council and Police and Crime Commissioner elections as well, so that they were absolutely clear on what and how to run a COVID-secure Election Day.”

He added: “We’ve given action cards to each polling station, advice about how they can maintain social distancing and minimise any risks.”

Professor Ward is on call over the weekend if there are any COVID election issues and his colleague, Andy Fox, Assistant Director of Public Health, was on call last night.

Angela Andrews, Returning Officer told BBC Radio Lincolnshire: “We’ve been planning this for a long time, we’ve had weekly meetings on this since December of last year.”

7th May 2021 9:18am

Here’s the current make-up of Lincolnshire County Council

More than 250 candidates have stood in almost 70 wards at Lincolnshire County Council.

This is the current break-down of control:

·       Conservative – 54 seats (77.1%)

·       Independent – 6 seats (8.6%)

·       Labour – 5 seats (7.1%)

·       Independent (none-aligned) – 2 seats (2.8%)

·       Liberal Democrat – 1 seat (1.4%)

·       Lincolnshire Independent – 1 seat (1.4%)

·       1 vacancy (Market Rasen Wolds)

7th May 2021 9:22am

City of Lincoln Council Elections

There are almost 50 candidates across 11 wards hoping hoping to secure a seat in the City of Lincoln Council elections today.

A third of the council’s seats are up for election and four councillors are not standing for re-election.

Currently Labour hold 24 seats and Conservatives, nine.

 

 

7th May 2021 9:27am

How does North East Lincolnshire Council break-down?

In North East Lincolnshire, 61 candidates have contested 14 ward seats.

Conservatives took overall control of the council from a Labour/Liberal Democrat alliance in 2019 after gaining five seats.

Ahead of the election Labour had faced a number of controversial decisions, including the Toll Bar Roundabout and their former party leader being arrested (and later in the year convicted) for drink-driving.

However, it’s entirely possible the red wall in the unitary authority could be rebuilt with just a few reclaimed chairs in the council hall.

Despite some successes over the past two years the Conservatives have seen their own choices questioned and their own controversy around their (now resigned) deputy leader Councillor John Fenty’s dealings with a convicted fraudster.

Currently the breakdown of the council is:

  • Conservatives – 23 seats
  • Labour – 14 seats
  • Liberal Democrats – Four seats
  • UKIP – One seat

7th May 2021 10:08am

City of Lincoln Council Elections

I am at the Assembly Rooms for the City of Lincoln Council elections. 

The atmosphere is busy with candidates socially distanced in the hall.

Leader of Lincolnshire’s Labour Party, Cllr Rob Parker is present.

7th May 2021 10:13am

South Kesteven District Council leader takes first Lincolnshire County Council seat

The Conservatives have held Stamford East Ward, with South Kesteven District Council leader Kelham Cooke taking first place.

The result is as follows:

Kelham Cooke, Conservative – 1,227

Chris Burke, Labour – 493

Harrish Bisnauthsing – 894

7th May 2021 10:19am

Gainsborough Hill – Liberal Democrats hold

The Liberal Democrats have held onto their seat on Gainsborough Hill.

Result:

Matt Boles, Liberal Democrat – 908

Sheila Bibb, Conservative – 316

Michael Hancock, Labour – 155

Pat O’Connor, Reform Party – 104

7th May 2021 10:21am

SKDC leader “thrilled” and “honoured” by county victory

Conservative leader of South Kesteven District Council Kelham Cooke has taken to social media to celebrate his victory in Stamford East.

He tweeted: “I am thrilled and honoured to have been elected as the new County Councillor for #StamfordEast. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout the campaign. Looking forward to joining @LincolnshireCC”

7th May 2021 10:24am

Grantham East – Conservative hold

Conservative councillor Linda Wootten has held on to her seat at Lincolnshire County Council.

The incumbent member took 941 of the votes.

The full breakdown is:

  • Linda Wootten – Conservative, 941
  • Stuart Fawcett – Labour, 381
  • Stephen Hewerdine – Ind, 50
  • Ian Selby – Ind, 544
  • Elvis Stooke – Ind, 157

https://twitter.com/southkesteven/status/1390597585858179075?s=20

 

7th May 2021 10:33am

Conservatives hold Potterhanworth and Coleby

The Conservatives have held the Potterhanworth and Coleby ward.

New candidate Ian Carrington kept the seat with 1,508 votes. He takes over from Councillor on Oxby.

The full results are:

  • Ian Carrington, Conservative – 1,508
  • Stephan Chapman, Liberal Democrat – 126
  • Linda Edwards-Shea, Labour – 431
  • Peter Lundgren, Lincolnshire Independents – 926

 

7th May 2021 10:36am

Bourne North and Morton – Conservative hold

Conservatives have held their seat at Bourne North and Morton.

Councillor Sue Woolley retained her seat with 1,962 votes.

Her opponent, Labour’s Barry Hare received 561 votes.

7th May 2021 10:39am

LCC Elections: Carholme Ward

Cllr Rob Parker, Leader of Lincolnshire’s Labour Party has secured a majority of the Carholme division.

Results are as follows:

Choi, Jack (Conservative) – 658

Craven, Oliver William (Liberal Democrat) – 106

Parker, Rob (Labour) – 1,554

Readings, Aston Lee (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) – 45

Shaw, Charles William (Liberal Party) – 36

Watson, Nicola (Green) – 288

7th May 2021 10:43am

Swallow Beck & Witham – Conservatives hold

  • Guthrie, Deborah (Reform UK) – 52
  • Padley, Christopher (Green Party) – 182
  • Roper, Callum (Labour and Co-operative Party) – 789
  • Spratt, Hilton (Conservative) – 1,655
  • Uldall, Sarah (Liberal Democrat) – 111

7th May 2021 10:47am

Lincolnshire County Council Elections

Lincolnshire Labour leader Rob Parker has won his county council seat at the Carholme division.

He won by a majority with 1,554 votes, with Conservatives second with 658 votes.

At the time of publication, Labour have two seats.

Here’s his reaction.

7th May 2021 10:49am

Lincolnshire County Council leader retains seat as Conservatives hold Folkingham Rural

Conservative leader of Lincolnshire County Council Martin Hill has held his seat in Folkingham Rural.

Councillor Hill took home 1,985 votes, while competitors Independent Jan Hansen, The Chocolate Man, took home 897 votes and Paul Richardson for the Labour and Co-operative candidate Paul Richardson took home 479.

Earlier, fellow Conservative Kelham Cooke, leader of South Kesteven District Council took up a position on LCC.

7th May 2021 10:53am

Lincolnshire County Council Elections

A re-count is being held for the St Giles division.

7th May 2021 10:54am

Deepings West and Rural – Conservative loss, Independent gain

Independent candidate and South Kesteven District Council member Ashley Baxter has taken a seat from the Conservatives.

Councillor Baxter won the Deepings West and Rural seat with 1,621 votes. His competitor Andrew Halfhide, for the Conservatives, took 1,259 votes.

He will replace Conservative Councillor Rosemary Woolley.

https://twitter.com/southkesteven/status/1390600874620239872?s=20

7th May 2021 11:00am

Lincolnshire County Council: Birchwood – Conservatives hold

  • Lowe, Liz (Labour and Co-operative Party) – 725
  • Radford, John (Green Party) – 127
  • Richardson, Tony (Liberal Democrat) – 81
  • Strengiel, Eddie (Conservative) – 1,343

7th May 2021 11:01am

Hough – Conservatives hold

Conservative Councillor Alexander Maughan has held the Hough seat for his party.

The full breakdown is:

  • Alexander Maughan, Conservative – 2,074 votes.
  • Andrew Blackwell, Labour – 395 votes
  • Paul Wood, Independent –  1,084

https://twitter.com/southkesteven/status/1390603777598689282?s=20

7th May 2021 11:05am

Gainsborough Trent – Liberal Democrat gain

West Lindsey District Councillor Trevor Young has been elected as the County Councillor for Gainsborough Trent.

He received  1,100 votes, three times his closes competitor.

The full breakdown is:

  • Trevor Young, Liberal Democrat – 1,100 votes
  • Michael Key, Independent – 355 votes
  • Laura Ashby, Consevative – 250 votes
  • Perry Smith, Labour -164 votes

7th May 2021 11:08am

Grantham South – Conservatives hold

Conservative councillor Adam Stokes has held the Grantham South ward for his party.

Councillor Stokes took 984 of the votes.

The full breakdown is:

  • Adam Stokes, Conservative – 984 votes
  • Anne Gayfer, Green – 346 votes
  • Louis Stead, Independent – 38 votes
  • Lee Steptoe, Labour – 712 votes
  • Bruce Wells, Independent – 122 votes

7th May 2021 11:09am

Lincolnshire County Council elections

Candidates waiting to hear the results of the local elections.

 

7th May 2021 11:12am

Lincolnshire County Council: Ermine & Cathedral – RE-COUNT

A re-count will happen for the Ermine & Cathedral division. Here are the candidates:

  • Dale, Richard (Liberal Democrat)
  • Lee, Karen (Labour)
  • Reid, Christopher (Conservative)
  • Wilkinson, Valerie (Green Party)

7th May 2021 11:18am

Boston North – Conservative hold

Mayor of Boston Councillor Anton Dani has won the Boston North seat for the Conservatives.

Councillor Dani took 853 of the votes.

He takes over from former Boston Borough Council leader Aaron Spencer, who was elected in 2017 on the party ticket.

Councillor Spencer later stood down as leader and fell out with the party for a while.

The full break-down is:

  • Anton Dani, Conservative – 853 votes
  • Ben Cook, Labour – 315 votes
  • Neil Hastie, Independnet – 284 votes
  • Matthew Nicholson, unaligned – 33 votes
  • Jason Stevenson, Liberal Democrat – 87 votes
  • Richard Thornalley, For the People not the Party – 70 votes

7th May 2021 11:24am

Lincolnshire County Council: Boultham – Labour hold

  • Clarke, Kev (Labour Party) – 945
  • Osbourne, Henry (Conservative) – 725
  • Parker, Charles (Liberal Democrat) – 101
  • Tooke, Simon (Green Party) – 184

7th May 2021 11:24am

Gainsborough Rural South – Conservative hold

Conservative Councillor Richard Butroid has held the Gainsborough Rural South ward for his party.

The full breakdown was:

  • Richard Butroid, Conservatives – 1,915
  • Quincy Connell, Lincolnshire Independents – 222
  • Tom Cox, Labour – 495
  • Baptiste, Velan – 268

7th May 2021 11:29am

Sleaford Rural – Conservative hold

Councillor Andrew Hague, for the Conservatives, has held on to his seat at Lincolnshire County Council.

He has taken 1,392 votes for the party – 55.4% of the vote.

The full breakdown is:

  • Andrew Hagues, Conservative – 1,392 votes
  • Steve Mason, Independent – 356 votes
  • Ian Smith, Liberal Democrat – 114 votes
  • David Suiter, Lincolnshire Independent – 382 votes
  • Keith White, Labour – 268 votes

https://twitter.com/NorthKestevenDC/status/1390608388984385538?s=20

7th May 2021 11:30am

Lincolnshire County Council Elections

Here’s how the election results are going so far:

7th May 2021 11:38am

Bardney and Cherry Willingham – Conservative hold

Conservative Councillor Ian Fleetwood has been re-elected to his seat on Bardney and Cherry Willingham.

The incumbent councillor took 1,731 votes.

The full breakdown is:

  • Ian Fleetwood, Conservatives – 1,731 votes
  • Christopher Darcel, Lincs Independents, – 628 votes
  • Sheila Jennings, Labour – 391 votes
  • Benjamin Jackson, Reform UK – 54 votes

7th May 2021 11:40am

Lincolnshire County Council: Park – Labour hold

  • Chapman, Natasha (Liberal Democrat) – 364
  • Horscroft, Sally (Green Party) – 200
  • Killey, Julie (Labour) – 1,010
  • Parker, Nick (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) – 51
  • Penman, Donald (Reform UK) – 74
  • Sperrin, Liam (Conservative) – 453

7th May 2021 11:42am

Lincolnshire County Council and City of Lincoln Council Elections

Counting for the local elections is taking place at the Assembly Rooms.

7th May 2021 11:45am

State of the parties – 11.41am

As we continue to follow the results here on the liveblog, here’s the current state of the numbers.

The magic number that a party needs to reach is 36.

The Conservatives are so far, already miles ahead of their opponents, however, with 17 of the 23 announced seats.

However, there are 47 seats left to decide so plenty of time to change.

7th May 2021 11:48am

Lincolnshire County Council: St Giles – Conservatives take seat from Labour by 19 votes

  • Clarke, Nicola (Conservative) – 946
  • Kenyon, Caroline (Liberal Democrat) – 260
  • McKenna, Fiona (Green Party) – 234
  • Renshaw, Robin (Labour) – 927

7th May 2021 11:48am

Boston South – Independent hold

Independent councillor Alison Austin has held on to her seat at Lincolnshire County Council.

She took 874 votes for the Boston South seat.

The full breakdown is:

  • Alison Austin, Independent – 874
  • Tracey Abbott, Conservative – 703
  • Alan Bell, Labour and Co-operative – 168
  • Mike Gilbert, For the People not the Party – 36
  • Sue Ransome, Independent – 97
  • Peter Watson, Independent – 263

7th May 2021 11:52am

Metheringham Rural – Conservative hold

Rob Kendrick has retained the Metheringham Rural seat for the Conservatives with 62.7% of the vote on a turnout of 32.64%.

Rob  Kendrick received 1,534 votes.

The breakdown of votes is:

  • Rob Kendrick, Conservatives- 1,534 votes
  • Nick Byatt, Lincolnshire Independents – 573 votes
  • Calvin,Bissitt, Labour and Co-operatives – 340 votes

https://twitter.com/NorthKestevenDC/status/1390611923020959744?s=20

7th May 2021 12:01pm

Holbeach – Conservative hold

Tracey Ann Carter has held the Conservative seat for the Conservatives in Holbeach.

Tracey took 1,646 votes for her party and takes over from Nick Worth who has stepped down.

The breakdown of votes is:

  • Tracey Carter, Conservatives – 1,646 votes
  • Paul Foyster, South Holland Independents – 400 votes
  • James Thomas, Labour – 196 votes

7th May 2021 12:04pm

Council leader Martin Hill checks out the votes

Councillor Hill has arrived at the Lincolnshire County Council results centre.

The leader retained his seat in Folkingham Rural.

Councillor Hill took home 1,985 votes, while competitors Independent Jan Hansen, The Chocolate Man, took home 897 votes and Paul Richardson for the Labour and Co-operative candidate Paul Richardson took home 479.

7th May 2021 12:05pm

Lincolnshire County Council: Hartsholme – Conservatives hold

Conservative Cllr Matthew Fido currently has the seat but didn’t stand for re-election, Mike Clarke is the new candidate.

He said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have the honour and hopefully I can serve the community to a very good standard.”

  • Charters, James (Liberal Democrat) – 78
  • Clarke, Mike (Conservative) – 1,182
  • Ellis, Adelle (Labour) – 873
  • Parr, Matt (Green Party) – 191

7th May 2021 12:07pm

Donington Rural – South Holland Independents gain

Jane King has won the Donington Rural seat for the South Holland Independents.

She gained 1,072 votes.

Former holder, Conservative Rodney Grocock lost his seat with just 956 votes. Green party member Martin Colman took 138 votes home.

7th May 2021 12:25pm

Council leader Martin Hill gives his view of the results so far

Council leader Martin Hill has given his view on the results of the Lincolnshire County Council election so far.

His party has so far won 27 seats.

He has also celebrated retaining his seat in Folkingham Rural.

Councillor Hill took home 1,985 votes, while competitors Independent Jan Hansen, The Chocolate Man, took home 897 votes and Paul Richardson for the Labour and Co-operative candidate Paul Richardson took home 479.

 

7th May 2021 12:31pm

Heckington – Conservative hold

Conservative Andrew Key has retained the Heckington seat for his party.

Andrew received 2,547 votes from the electorate – around 81.5% of the vote.

His opponent Jennifer Peacock, for Labour took 577 votes.

Turnout in the division was 33.48%.

https://twitter.com/NorthKestevenDC/status/1390616898711269380?s=20

7th May 2021 12:33pm

Lincolnshire County Council: Ermine & Cathedral – SECOND RE-COUNT

A second re-count is currently underway for the Ermine & Cathedral division. Here are the candidates:

  • Dale, Richard (Liberal Democrat)
  • Lee, Karen (Labour)
  • Reid, Christopher (Conservative)
  • Wilkinson, Valerie (Green Party)

7th May 2021 12:42pm

Boston Coastal – Conservative hold

Boston Borough Council leader Paul Skinner has retained his party’s seat on in the Boston Coastal division.

Councillor Skinner took 1,567 votes from the electorate.

His opponents Independent Dale Broughton and Labour’s Carole Monkman took 919 votes and 271 respectively.

7th May 2021 12:46pm

Louth Wolds – Conservative hold

Conservative councillor Hugo Marfleet has held his party’s seat on the Louth Wolds ward.

The councillor received 2,218  votes.

Opponent Daniel Simpson, Independent, received 386 and Phyll Smith received667 for the Labour and Co-operative party

7th May 2021 12:52pm

Conservatives retain control of Lincolnshire County Council

The Conservatives on Lincolnshire County Council have retained overall control after gaining 36 seats in total already.

At the time of publication, Labour had two seats, Independents had five seats, Liberal Democrats had three seats and South Holland Independents have one seat.

There are still 23 seats to announce.

More details soon.

7th May 2021 1:18pm

Colsterworth Rural – Conservative hold

Conservative Bob Adams has held the seat for his party.

He gained 1,984 votes. His opponent Rob Shorrock, for the Labour party, recieved 600.

https://twitter.com/southkesteven/status/1390620024503668737?s=20

7th May 2021 1:22pm

“A resounding success”: Conservative victory in Lincolnshire County Council elections

Leader of Lincolnshire County Council Martin Hill said his party retaining control of the authority was “a resounding success” for the Conservatives.

The Tory group passed the 36 seat mark, giving them overall control of the council following the local elections on May 6.

Councillor Hill said: “This means we have a manifesto which we will then deliver for the public of Lincolnshire and we have a stable situation of the county council and can continue the running of it as a Conservative council.

“Thank you for giving the Conservatives once again a resounding thumbs up, we will work hard for you and take the lessons learned so far.”

He promised to move forward on tackling potholes and fly-tipping as well as campaigning for more funding for the authority.

At the time of publication, Labour had two seats, Independents had five seats, Liberal Democrats had three seats and South Holland Independents have one seat.

There are still 23 seats to be announced.

7th May 2021 1:31pm

Grantham Barrowby – Conservative hold

Conservative Mark Whittington has held the Grantham Barrowby seat for the Conservatives.

He received 1,527 votes.

Tracey Forman, for the Labour and Co-operative Party received 682 while the Green Party’s Michael Turner took 210.

7th May 2021 1:37pm

Lincolnshire County Council: St Giles – Conservative celebrates gained seat from Labour

Conservative candidate for the St Giles ward, Nicola Clarke has taken the previous Labour seat from Robin Renshaw who is set to retire.

She won by just 19 votes from the Labour county councillor. This helped the Conservatives to secure early county control.

  • Clarke, Nicola (Conservative) – 946
  • Kenyon, Caroline (Liberal Democrat) – 260
  • McKenna, Fiona (Green Party) – 234
  • Renshaw, Robin (Labour) – 927

Here’s what she had to say:

7th May 2021 1:37pm

Louth North – Conservative hold

Conservative Alex Hall has held his party’s seat on the Louth North division.

Alex, who received 1,098 votes, will be moving into the seat won by Tony Bridges in 2017.

The breakdown of votes was:

  • Alex Hall, Conservative – 1,098
  • David Hall, Labour – 574
  • Andrew Leonard, Independent – 912

7th May 2021 1:40pm

North Wolds – Conservative gain

Thomas Smith has retained the seat for the Conservatives on the North Wolds ward. 

He received 1,686 votes from the electorate and will take over the seat won by Tony Turner for the Tories in 2017.

The breakdown of votes was:

  • Thomas Smith, Conservatives – 1,686 votes
  • Louise Reece, Liberal Democrates – 720 votes
  • Brian Green, Labour Party – 419 votes.

7th May 2021 1:47pm

Ruskington – Conservative gain as North Kesteven leader takes seat

North Kesteven District Council’s leader Councillor Richard Wright will be the third district council leader to step up to the plate today.

Councillor Wright follows in the footsteps of South Kesteven’s Kelham Cooke who took a seat today and returning Boston Borough Council leader Paul Skinner.

Richard took 2,203 votes. His opponent Linda Lowndes, for Labour, received 562.

7th May 2021 1:50pm

Crowland – Conservative

Councillor Nigel Pepper has retained his seat on Lincolnshire County Council for the Crowland ward.

He took 2,102 votes from the electorate, while his opponent, independent Richard Fairman received 588.

The turnout was 30.32%.

7th May 2021 1:55pm

Grantham West – Conservatives hold

Richard Davies has retained his Grantham West seat on Lincolnshire County Council.

The highways portfolio holder received 1,153 votes for his party.

The breakdown in full was:

  • Richard Davies, Conservatives – 1,153 votes
  • Vi King, Labour and Co-operatives – 479 votes
  • Christopher Morgan, Green Party – 196 votes

7th May 2021 1:59pm

Turnout “so far” 32%

Lincolnshire County Council says that so far the turnout is around 32%.

However, there are still 12 seats to be officially announced.

In 2017, the turnout was 31.98%.

7th May 2021 2:03pm

Scotter Rural – Conservative hold

Clio Perraton-Williams has held the Scotter Rural seat for the Conservative Party.

She received 1,054 votes.

The breakdown in full was:

  • Clio Perraton-Williams, Conservative – 1,054
  • Lesley Rollings, Liberal Democrats – 992 votes
  • Paul Howitt-Cowan, Independent – 390 votes
  • Robert Adderley, Labour – 276 votes

7th May 2021 2:07pm

Grantham North – Conservative hold

Councillor Ray Wootten has held the Grantham North seat for the Conservative party.

He received 2,130 votes from the electorate.

The win will mean he will rejoin his wife Linda Wootten – who won the Grantham East division – on the authority.

The breakdown of votes was:

  • Ray Wootten, Conservative – 2,130 votes
  • Wayne Hasnip, Labour Party – 525 votes
  • Ian Simmons, Green Party – 353 votes

7th May 2021 2:13pm

Market Rasen Wolds – Liberal Democrat gain

Stephen Bunney has taken a seat from the Conservatives in the Market Rasen Wolds division by just 14 votes.

He took 1,480 votes from the electorate.

The seat was previously held by Councillor Lewis Strange who won in 2017.

Councillor Tracey Coulson, who took over from Mr Strange for this election won 1,466 votes – just 14 votes off.

Labour’s Colin Saywell received 294 votes.

7th May 2021 2:17pm

Deepings East – Independent gain

Independent South Kesteven District Councillor Phil Dilks has taken a seat away from the Conservatives in the Deepings East division.

Councillor Dilks won 1,763 votes from the electorate, beating off Tory opponent Barry Dobson who won 909 votes.

https://twitter.com/southkesteven/status/1390627660729044998?s=20

7th May 2021 2:20pm

Bourne South and Thurlby – Conservative hold

Conservative candidate Robert Reid has held his party’s seat in the Bourne South and Thurlby division for Lincolnshire County Council.

He received 1,906 votes from the electorate. His opponent Bob Mumby, for the Labour and Co-operative Party received 811.

https://twitter.com/southkesteven/status/1390628555504160769?s=20

7th May 2021 2:29pm

Mablethorpe – Conservative gain

The first Thai councillor to sit on Lincolnshire County Council has been elected in the Mablethorpe area, taking the seat from the Labour incumbent.

Noi Sear received 1,480 votes from the electorate, taking the seat from Labour’s Graham Cullen who received 1,269.

7th May 2021 2:38pm

Skegness North – Conservative hold

Carl Macey has kept his seat for the Conservatives in the Skegness North Ward.

He received 1,264 votes.

Mark Anderson, for Labour, received 368 votes, while Mark Dannatt for the Skegness Urban District Society took 639 votes.

 

7th May 2021 2:39pm

Lincolnshire County Council: Ermine & Cathedral – Labour’s Karen Lee gains Conservative seat by two votes

After a third re-count, it was declared that previous Labour MP Karen Lee has taken Ermine & Cathedral council seat by just two votes.

  • Dale, Richard (Liberal Democrat) – 159
  • Lee, Karen (Labour) – 1,291
  • Reid, Christopher (Conservative) – 1,289
  • Wilkinson, Valerie (Green Party) – 159

The turnout was 34.02%.

7th May 2021 2:43pm

Spalding East – South Holland Independents gain

Robert Gibson, for the South Holland Independents has snatched the Spalding East seat away from the Conservatives.

He received 1,003 votes.

Previous incumbent Eddie Poll, the council’s executive for commercial and environment, lost his seat with 967 votes.

7th May 2021 2:45pm

Holbeach Rural – Conservative hold

Peter Coupland, for the Conservatives, has held on to his seat in the Holbeach Rural division.

He received 1,910 votes.

Opponents Christopher Clark, for the Green party, and George McNally for the Independents received 401 and 287 votes respectively.

7th May 2021 2:48pm

Skegness South – Conservative hold

Susan Blackburn has won the Skegness South division for the Conservatives.

She received 1,329 votes and kept the seat, which was last won by fellow party member Councillor Steve Kirk in 2017.

Skegness Urban District Society’s Billy Brookes received 881 votes, while Claire Poole for Labour took 305.

7th May 2021 2:53pm

Welton Rural – Conservative hold

Conservative Sue Rawlins has held on to her seat, and that of her party, in the Welton Rural division.

She received 1,724 votes.

The breakdown was:

  • Sue Rawlins, Conservative – 1,724
  • David Bond, Labour – 445
  • Diana Rodgers, Independent – 684
  • Neil Taylor, Liberal Democrats – 224

7th May 2021 2:54pm

Welton Rural – Conservative hold

Conservative Sue Rawlins has held on to her seat, and that of her party, in the Welton Rural division.

She received 1,724 votes.

The breakdown was:

  • Sue Rawlins, Conservative – 1,724
  • David Bond, Labour – 445
  • Diana Rodgers, Independent – 684
  • Neil Taylor, Liberal Democrats – 224

7th May 2021 2:58pm

Spalding Elloe – Conservative hold

7th May 2021 2:59pm

Saltfleet and the Coates – Conservative hold

 

7th May 2021 2:59pm

Horncastle and Keal – Conservative hold

7th May 2021 3:00pm

Bassingham and Welbourn – Lincolnshire Independents hold

7th May 2021 3:01pm

Sleaford – Conservative hold

7th May 2021 3:01pm

Sleaford – Conservative hold

7th May 2021 3:02pm

Washingborough – Conservative hold

https://twitter.com/NorthKestevenDC/status/1390651658565210114?s=20

7th May 2021 3:03pm

Waddington and Hykeham East – Conservative hold

https://twitter.com/NorthKestevenDC/status/1390652536961519616?s=20

7th May 2021 3:04pm

Lincolnshire County Council: Ermine & Cathedral – Labour’s Karen Lee explains how she won by two votes

After a third re-count, it was declared that former Lincoln Labour MP Karen Lee has taken the Ermine & Cathedral council seat by just two votes from the Conservatives.

  • Dale, Richard (Liberal Democrat) – 159
  • Lee, Karen (Labour) – 1,291
  • Reid, Christopher (Conservative) – 1,289
  • Wilkinson, Valerie (Green Party) – 159

Here’s her reaction and what happened during the three counts:

7th May 2021 3:04pm

Hykeham Forum – Conservative hold

https://twitter.com/NorthKestevenDC/status/1390654865056088071

7th May 2021 3:05pm

The Suttons – Conservative gain

7th May 2021 3:06pm

Eagle and Hykeham West – Conservative hold

 

7th May 2021 3:08pm

Spalding West – South Holland Independents hold

7th May 2021 3:29pm

Tories gain five seats in first half of North East Lincolnshire elections

The Conservative party has gained five seats and held on to one in the North East Lincolnshire local elections.

So far, six seats have been counted and the Tories have successfully fended off opponents in each one.

Below is a round-up of who has won:

  • Haverstoe ward – Conservative hold – Bill Parkinson re-elected
  • Sidney Sussex ward – Conservative gain – Brian Robinson elected
  • Heneage ward – Conservative gain – Mark Smith elected
  • Freshney ward – Conservative gain – Tanya Brasted elected
  • South ward – Conservative Gain – Paul Batson elected
  • Yarborough Ward– Conservative gain – Martyn Sandford elected

7th May 2021 3:41pm

City of Lincoln Council: Boultham – Labour hold seat

Labour have held their seat in the Boultham ward for city council elections. Labour’s Ralph Toofany was the original member but did not stand for re-election.

Labour’s Calum Watt won by a majority of 89 seats.

  • Carvalho, Daniel (Conservative) – 615
  • Parker, Charles (Liberal Democrat) – 76
  • Tooke, Simon (Green Party) – 121
  • Watt, Calum (Labour and Co-operative) – 704

7th May 2021 3:57pm

City of Lincoln Council: Birchwood – Conservatives hold seat

Conservative councillor Eddie Strengiel has held his seat in the local City of Lincoln elections.

  • Chapman, Stephen (Liberal Democrat) – 51
  • Gowen, Paul (Labour and Co-operative Party) – 562
  • Radford, John (Green) – 76
  • Strengiel, Eddie (Conservative) – 958

The turnout was 27.92%.

7th May 2021 3:57pm

Conservatives officially win

The final ward in the Lincolnshire County Council has been announced meaning the Conservatives have officially taken control of the authority.

The party ended up with 54 seats, with Labour taking four, Independents five, Lincolnshire Independents one, Liberal Democrats three and South Holland Independents three.

7th May 2021 4:12pm

City of Lincoln Council: Hartsholme – Conservatives hold seat

The Conservatives have secured their seat on City of Lincoln Council for the Hartsholme ward. Conservative Ronald Hills previously had the seat but didn’t stand for re-election, replaced by David Clarkson who won with 1,229 seats.

  • Charters, James (Liberal Democrat) – 90
  • Clarkson, David (Conservative) – 1,229
  • Ellis, Adelle (Labour) – 626
  • Parr, Matt (Green) – 194

7th May 2021 4:20pm

Turnouts confirmed

The turnouts for each of the election have been confirmed. They were as follows:

  • Lincolnshire County Council: 32.12%
  • Police and Crime Commissioner: 31.65%
  • Chapel St Leonards district by-election: 30.29%
  • Skegness Woodlands Parish by-election: 26.06%
  • Holton le Clay Neighbourhood Plan Referendum: 34.9%

7th May 2021 4:21pm

City of Lincoln Council: Witham – Conservatives hold seat

Conservative councillor Bill Mara holds his seat for the Witham ward at City of Lincoln Council.

  • Guthrie, Deborah (Reform UK) – 33
  • Hutchins, Joshua (Labour) – 573
  • Mara, Bill (Conservative) – 1,133
  • Parr, Amanda (Green) – 127
  • Uldall, Sarah (Liberal Democrat) – 81

7th May 2021 4:44pm

City of Lincoln Council: Castle – Labour holds seat

Labour’s Donald Nannestad has held his Castle ward seat in the City of Lincoln Council elections. 

  • Haigh, Norman (Green) – 155
  • Nannestad, Donald (Labour) – 842
  • Storer, Rachel (Conservative) – 618
  • Turner, Aidan (Liberal Democrat) – 78

The turnout was 32.3%.

7th May 2021 4:55pm

City of Lincoln Council: Carholme – Labour holds seat

Labour and Co-operative councillor Lucinda Preston has secured her seat on the City of Lincoln Council.

  • Choi, Jack (Conservative) – 436
  • Craven, Oliver (Liberal Democrat) – 90
  • Preston, Lucinda (Labour and Co-operative) – 1,171
  • Readings, Aston (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) – 33
  • Shaw, Charles (Liberal Party) – 29
  • Watson, Nicola (Green) – 203

The turnout was 36.8%.

7th May 2021 5:00pm

City of Lincoln Council: Glebe – City council Labour leader holds seat

Labour leader of City of Lincoln Council, Ric Metcalfe has held his seat in the Glebe ward. Reaction interview to follow.

This was after a bundle check which is a quicker re-count in groups of votes.

So far, out of the 11 wards up for election, the Conservatives have three seats and Labour have four.

  • Beardmore, Jacob (Conservative) – 677
  • McKenna, Fiona (Green) – 207
  • Metcalfe, Ric (Labour) – 705

The voting turnout was 27.76%.

7th May 2021 5:08pm

City of Lincoln Council: Glebe – City council Labour leader on winning his seat

Labour leader of City of Lincoln Council, Ric Metcalfe has held his seat in the Glebe ward. 

This was after a bundle check which is a quicker re-count in groups of votes.

So far, out of the 11 wards up for election, the Conservatives have three seats and Labour have five.

  • Beardmore, Jacob (Conservative) – 677
  • McKenna, Fiona (Green) – 207
  • Metcalfe, Ric (Labour) – 705

Here’s his reaction:

7th May 2021 5:11pm

City of Lincoln Council: Park – Labour holds seat

Labour’s Chris Burke has held his seat as councillor in the City of Lincoln Council elections.

  • Burke, Chris (Labour and Co-operative) – 719
  • Chapman, Natasha (Liberal Democrat) – 98
  • Horscroft, Sally (Green) – 152
  • Parker, Nick (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition) – 36
  • Sperrin, Liam (Conservative) – 392 

7th May 2021 5:20pm

City of Lincoln Council: Abbey – Liberal Democrats take seat from Labour

Liberal Democrats councillor Clare Smalley has taken the Abbey ward seat at City of Lincoln Council by a majority of 425. 

Labour’s Kathleen Brothwell was not standing for re-election. In her place was Val Moore.

  • Hansard, Roger (Conservative) – 305
  • Moore, Val (Labour) – 549
  • Penman, Donald (Reform UK) – 36
  • Smalley, Clare (Liberal Democrat) – 974
  • Yates, Kenneth (Green) – 99

The turnout was 32.54%

7th May 2021 5:31pm

City of Lincoln Council: Moorland – Conservatives takes seat from Labour

Conservative councillor Matthew Fido has taken the Moorland seat from Labour’s Geoff Ellis, by a majority of 95 votes in City of Lincoln’s elections.

Labour are on five seats, Conservatives are on four and Liberal Democrats are on one. Minster ward is left.

  • Atkinson, Ben (Liberal Democrat) – 53
  • Ellis, Geoff (Labour) – 701
  • Fido, Matthew (Conservative) – 796
  • Padley, Christopher (Green) – 112

7th May 2021 5:38pm

City of Lincoln Council: Minster – Conservatives hold seat

The Conservatives have held the Minster City of Lincoln Council seat with a new candidate, Mark Storer.

Yvonne Bodger was the previous candidate for the Conservatives but didn’t stand for re-election.

  • Dale, Richard (Liberal Democrat) – 118
  • Storer, Mark (Conservative) – 955
  • Wells, Joshua (Labour) – 769
  • Wilkinson, Valerie (Green) – 84

The turnout was 36.76%

7th May 2021 5:53pm

Conservatives bolster strength across North East Lincolnshire

The Conservatives have bolstered their strength in North East Lincolnshire with eight gains out of 14 seats available.

There were 61 candidates contesting across 12 wards.

It means the Conservatives now hold 31 seats – up from 23.

Meanwhile, Labour have lost six seats for a total of eight, while the Liberal Democrats lost one and UKIP also lost their single place on the authority.

Conservatives took overall control of the council in 2019 after wrestling control from a Labour/Liberal Democrat alliance. The result will be a big blow to the Labour party who were hoping to regain seats following their loss of power.

7th May 2021 5:54pm

Conservatives retain control of Lincolnshire County Council in 2021 local elections win

7th May 2021 6:23pm

City of Lincoln Council: Labour retain control

Labour have retained control of the Lincoln City of Lincoln Council after a third of wards were up for election.

Labour lost two of their seats, one two the Conservatives and one to the Liberal Democrats.

Story to follow.

7th May 2021 6:41pm

Conservatives bolster North East Lincolnshire council control