ELECTION NEWS: Labour keeps control of Chesterfield Borough Council in local elections

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Labour held on to control of Chesterfield Borough Council after winning 38 seats following today’s election results.

The party increased its majority by four seats, whilst Liberal Democrats won nine (a loss of two seats), and the UK Independence Party (UKIP) won one seat (a loss of one).

Labour leader Councillor John Burrows, who took one of the two Labour seats in Brimington North, said it was a “fantastic result” for the town.

Hundreds flocked to the official count, which was held at Queen’s Park Sports Centre today (Friday, May 8).

Cllr John Burrows said of the win: “It is a fantastic result and I look forward to working alongside Toby Perkins to make Chesterfield Labour through and through.

“Chesterfield is a Labour town, and if the rest of the country had the same sense, we could have had a very different result in Parliament.
“Commiserations to those who were not successful, keep the faith and in the future we will bring another battle.
“Thank you to all of those who has made this possible, including the valuable work of staff and counters. I thank you on behalf of Chesterfield.”

Labour now hold 38 seats, Liberal Democrats hold nine and UKIP hold one.

The results for each ward are as follows:

Barrow Hill and New Whittington – Labour gained one seat, Liberal Democrats held one seat and UKIP held one seat. Barry Bingham (Lib Dem - 975 votes), Lisa-Marie Derbyshire (Labour - 853 votes) and Richard Bexton (UKIP - 795 votes) were elected. The voting turnout for the ward was 59.87 per cent.

Brimington North – Labour held two seats. John Burrows (1,166 votes) and Terry Gilby (1,045 votes) were elected. The voting turnout for the ward was 55.69 per cent.

Brimington South – Labour held three seats. Andy Bellamy (1,697 votes), Ian Callan (1,763 votes) and Patricia Gilby (1,699 votes) were elected. The voting turnout for the ward was 64.37 per cent.

Brockwell – Labour gained two seats and Liberal Democrats held one. Steve Brunt (Labour - 1,380 votes), Maureen Davenport (Lib Dem - 1,382 votes) and John Anthony Dickinson (Labour - 1,317 votes) were elected. The voting turnout for the ward was 69.91 per cent.

Dunston – Labour held three seats. Sarah Hollingworth (1,404 votes), Mark Rayner (1,401 votes) and Gordon Simmons (1,412 votes) were elected. The voting turnout for Dunston was 58.39 per cent.

Hasland – Labour held three seats. Amanda Jayne Serjeant (1,568 votes), Andy Slack (1,502 votes) and Mick Brady (1,649 votes) were elected. The voting turnout was 65.72 per cent.

Hollingwood and Inkersall – Labour held three seats. Helen Elliott (1,803 votes), Barry Dyke (1,685 votes) and Anthony Hill (1,507 votes) were elected. The voting turnout for the ward was 60.72 per cent.

Holmebrook – Labour held two seats. Stephen Paul Hitchin (997 votes) and Suzie Perkins (973 votes) were elected. The turnout for votes in Holmebrook was 60.23 per cent.

Linacre – Liberal Democrats held two seats. Jeannie Barr (773 votes) and Peter Ian Barr (765 votes) were elected. The voting turnout for Linacre was 71.27 per cent.

Loundsley Green – Labour held two seats. Avis Murphy (984 votes) and Mick Wall (902 votes) were elected. The voting turnout was 61.25 per cent.

Lowgates and Woodthorpe – Labour held two seats. Dean Collins (1,143 votes) and Lisa Collins (1,078 votes) were elected. The voting turnout for the ward was 56.3 per cent.

Middlecroft and Poolsbrook – Labour held two seats. Chris Ludlow (1,032 votes) and Donald Parsons (1,289 votes) were elected. The ward had a voting turnout of 54.45 per cent.

Moor – Labour held their two seats. Keith Brown (927 votes) and Kate Caulfield (943 votes) were elected. The voting turnout for the ward was 59.92 per cent.

Old Whittington – Labour held two seats. Joan Innes (880 votes) and Peter Innes (833 votes) were elected. The ward had a voting turnout of 57.5 per cent.

Rother – Labour held three seats. Stuart Brittain (1,433 votes), Jenny Flood (1,496 votes) and Keith Miles (1,374 votes) were elected. The voting turnout for Rother was 55.04 per cent.

St Helen’s – Labour held two seats. Tom Murphy (1,148 votes) and Helen Bagley (1,206 votes) were elected. The voter turnout for the ward was 59.34 per cent.

St Leonard’s – Labour held three seats. Sharon Blank (2,071 votes), Kate Sarvent (1,715 votes) and Ken Huckle (1,832 votes) were elected. The voting turnout was 64.75 per cent.

Walton – Liberal Democrats held three seats. Nick Redihough (1,165 votes), Vicky Diouf (1,318 votes) and Alexis Diouf (1,467 votes). The voting turnout for the ward was 75.54 per cent.

West – Labour gained one seat and Liberal Democrats held two seats. Ray Catt (Labour - 1,174 votes), Howard Borrell (Lib Dem - 1,292 votes) and Shirley Niblock (Lib Dem - 1,115 votes) were elected. The voter turnout was 75.96 per cent.