All the Wellingborough Town Council election winners

The Conservatives won 14 out of the 23 seats

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 10:54 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2021, 10:56 pm
Staff hard at work at the count.
Staff hard at work at the count.

The new Wellingborough Town Council turned blue on Saturday at its first ever election count.

There were few shocks when ballots were counted at Kettering Conference Centre, with the Conservatives winning 14 out of the 23 seats available.

Labour won eight seats with Marion Turner-Hawes who is the town's Victoria Centre manager and is also of Castle Fields Streetwatch, the only Independent to win a seat after pipping her nearest rival by just 16 votes.

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The town council - set up after Northamptonshire's eight biggest councils were disbanded and replaced with two unitary authorities - will have the same powers as a parish council and will provide some town services.

Labour's Adam Henley and Andrew Scarborough, a previous opposition leader on the old Wellingborough Council, both put the disappointment of failing to gain election to the new North Northamptonshire Council behind them to win a seat - Scarborough by just five votes.

Well-know Tories to gain election to Wellingborough Town Council included husband and wife duo Graham and Lora Lawman and former mayor Paul Bell.

The new Wellingborough Town Council representatives are:

BRICKHILL

Jonathan Ekins (Con)

Matt Binley (Con)

CROYLAND

Mark Jones (Con)

Jon Smith (Con)

Anthony Stevens (Con)

HATTON

Ken Harrington (Con)

Philip Irwin (Con)

ISEBROOK

Marion Turner-Hawes (Ind) - by 16 votes

QUEENSWAY

Sylvia Erskine (Lab)

Adam Henley (Lab)

Silvie Sterland (Con)

REDWELL

Graham Lawman (Con)

Paul Bell (Con)

Lora Lawman (Con)

RIXON

Jon-Paul Carr (Con)

Nasreen Imtiaz (Con)

William Inskip (Lab)

SWANSPOOL

Valerie Anslow (Lab)

Vivien Wilkinson (Con)

Andrew Scarborough (Lab) - by five votes

VICTORIA

Tony Aslam (Lab)

Bogdan Cesauanu (Lab)

Elayne Francis (Lab)