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Congratulations to our District Councillors

Election results from last night are in, and we’ve managed to retain our 5 existing seats on Stroud District Council despite strong opposition in some wards. This means we retain a total of 6 seats on the council. A big thank you to all our candidates and activists! And welcome to Kevin Cranston, our new Green Councillor for Stroud Central, replacing previous Green Councillor Caroline Molloy.

Stroud District Council Elections

Full results for Stroud District Council are as follows:

Ward Turnout % Green Lab. Cons. LibDem UKIP Other Result
Cainscross 71.6 668 1893 1455 112 Lab.
Cam East 76.3 303 847 1441 Cons.
Cam West 73.0 171 944 848 394 Lab.
Central 71.5 489 430 362 Green
Chalford 79.8 781 919 1920 431 Cons.
Dursley 69.9 1679 1282 632 Lab.
Eastington & Standish 73.2 144 467 477 Cons.
Farmhill & Paganhill 71.6 141 376 472 161 7 Cons.
Minchinhampton 304 424 1471 402 40 Cons.
Nailsworth 76.1 794 1263 1744 196 Cons.
Rodborough 77.2 576 953 765 485 Lab.
Slade 69.8 443 375 273 Green
Stonehouse 69.8 557 2168 1441 71 Lab.
Thrupp 79.7 722 221 414 125 Green
Trinity 75.6 737 307 267 Green
Uplands 73.7 326 507 345 23 Lab.
Valley 73.3 685 432 261 42 Green
Wotton 411 380 1001 1393 519 Lib Dem

General Election Results

In the General election, Stroud seems to be a true “barometer”, with the results here very closely mirroring the results nationwide. Neil Carmichael holds the seat for the Conservatives, with Labour unexpectedly losing ground. As usual, the Green vote was heavily squeezed by “tactical voting”, with many Green supporters opting to support Labour in an attempt to keep Carmichael out. It’s perhaps worth noting, however, that if everyone who voted Green had voted Labour, Labour still wouldn’t have won.

All the same, Sarah Lunnon made a modest gain for the Greens with 2779 votes, notably beating the Lib Dems (she got 4.6% of the vote share, up 1.9 percentage points on last years results). The big changes since 2010 were the disintegration of the Lib Dems (down 12%) and the rise of UKIP (up 5.7%).

General Election results for Stroud in full: Conservative 27,813; Labour 22,947; UKIP 4,848; Green 2,779; Lib Dem 2,086; Rich Wilson (“My MP”) 246; Free Public Transport Party 100.

Sarah Lunnon at last night's election count

Sarah Lunnon at last night’s count (Image: Gary Learmonth, Red Piranha Photography)

The Cotswolds has long been a safe Tory seat, so no particular surprise that Conservative Geoffrey Clifton-Brown romped home with 56.5% of the vote in the Parliamentary election. However, Penny Burgess made a respectable showing for the Greens with 4.6%, a gain of 2.9 percentage points since 2010.

General election results in full for The Cotswolds: Conservative 32,045; Lib Dem 10,568; UKIP 6,188; Labour 5,240; Green 2,626.

Cotswold District Council Elections

The Cotswolds seems to be one of the few places in the country where (in the local elections at least) it’s deemed OK to be a Liberal Democrat. With total dominance of the District Council by the Conservatives and Lib Dems, and with Labour standing only 7 candidates in 34 seats, many electors would have been faced with no left wing option of any kind on their papers; were it not for a few plucky Greens throwing their hats into the ring.

Here are The Cotswolds District Council results in full:

Ward Votes Cast Green Lab. Cons. LibDem UKIP Other Result
Abbey 1404 133 509 762 Lib Dem
Blockley 1529 949 580 Cons.
Bourton Vale 1615 1171 444 Cons.
Bourton Village 1328 675 653 Cons.
Campden & Vale
(2 member seat)
5457 1850 689 552 Cons.
1740 626 Cons.
Chedworth & Chum Valley 1618 808 810 Lib Dem.
Chesterton 1312 127 414 602 169 Lib Dem.
Coin Valley 1492 184 1027 281 Cons.
Ermin 1584 921 519 144 Cons.
Fairford North 1261 644 351 266 Cons.
Fosseridge 1609 227 1152 230 Cons.
Four Acres 1045 136 360 549 Lib Dem.
Grumbolds Ash with Avening 1550 1108 442 Cons.
Kemble 1557 969 430 158 Cons.
Lechlade, Kempsford
&Fairford South
(2 member seat)
5416 423 1798 633 384 Cons.
1572 323 283 Cons.
Moreton East 1286 234 866 186 Cons.
Moreton West 1282 986 296 Cons.
New Mills 1163 516 647 Lib Dem
Northleach 1575 114 908 553 Cons.
Sandywell 1622 1145 477 Cons.
Siddington & Cerney Rural 1364 702 662 Cons.
South Cerney Village 1454 433 707 314 Lib Dem
St Michael’s 1328 90 422 665 118 33 Lib Dem
Stow 1396 783 613 Cons.
Stratton 1561 156 595 810 Lib Dem
Tetbury East & Rural 1201 222 733 246 Cons.
Tetbury Town 1098 219 517 91 271 Cons.
Tetbury with Upton 1249 248 768 233 Cons.
The Ampneys & Hampton 1676 1055 621 Cons.
The Beeches 1375 154 488 543 190 Lib Dem
The Rissingtons 1111 230 738 143 Cons.
Watermoor 1307 432 637 238 Lib Dem
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