LiveNorth Northamptonshire Elections 2021: LIVE from the count

It’s the first ever election for the new unitary authority

Were at Kettering Conference Centre for all todays results
Were at Kettering Conference Centre for all todays results

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North Northamptonshire Elections 2021: LIVE from the count

Last updated: Saturday, 08 May, 2021, 11:19

  • Good morning from Kettering Conference centre where our team of reporters is covering the first ever North Northants elections
  • The results are coming in thick and fast, we’ll have them all for you as they happen

All the pictures from the night by our photographer Alison Bagley

The images that sum up all the drama at last night’s election count in Kettering

See all the emotion from yesterday’s North Northamptonshire count

Here’s our roundup of all the action from last night’s historic election count

And here’s Ross Armour who got one of the scalps of the night in Corby

Here’s another happy Conservative who managed to win a seat tonight

Here’s what Corby MP Tom Pursglove has to say about tonight’s Tory landslide

Here’s the winning Oundle Conservative team

We’ve spoken to the council’s only Independent Jim Hakewill who visited every polling station in his ward yesterday

I feel elated and I’d like to thank all the people who helped and voted for me.

I’m delighted to be able to continue to represent Rothwell and Mawsley.

I think my success is because I really do my best to engage with residents and fight for things that they want in our area.”

Cllr Jim Hakewill

The final totals are in:

Conservatives have overall control of the council with 60 seats

Labour have 14 seats

Greens have three seats

Independents have one seat

RESULT: CONSERVATIVES WIN THREE SEATS in Thrapston

Turnout: 43.43%

Elected are

David Brackenbury (CON) 2,526

Wendy Brackenbury (CON) 2,746

Geoff Shacklock (CON) 2,117

Others:

Hope Carpenter (GREEN) 708

Taffy Chikoto (LAB) 599

Jerry Hawkins (LAB) 647

Paul Kirkpatrick (LAB) 782

Val Carter (IND) 1,712

John Smoker (IND) 370

Jack Duckworth (LIB DEM) 398

Iris Lerse (LIB DEM) 349

Just Oundle and Thrapston to go here

Here’s mum and daughter Lyn and Leanne Buckingham who both won their Corby seats

RESULT: CONSERVATIVES WIN THREE SEATS in Higham Ferrers

Turnout: 33.79%

Elected are

Jennie Bone (CON) 1,683

Bert Jackson (CON) 1,854

Harriet Pentland (CON) 1,681

Others:

David Baker (LAB) 613

Judy Caine (LAB) 636

Marnie Fedorowcycz (GREEN) 487

Richard Gell (IND) 708

Peter Tomas (IND) 587

David Hooton (LIB DEM) 405

Sean Lever (REFORM) 149

Here’s winning candidates Indepdenent Jim Hakewill and Green Dez Dell who’ll be part of the opposition against the Tories in North Northants

RESULT: INDEPENDENTS AND CONSERVATIVES WIN seats in Rothwell and Mawsley

Turnout: 38.91%

Elected are

Jim Hakewill (IND) 1,940

Joseph Smyth (CON) 1,489

Margaret Brown (CON) 1,487

Others:

Cliff Moreton (CON) 1,424

Sarah Musslewhite (GREEN) 827

Robert Newby (LAB) 620

Isobel Stevenson (LAB) 726

We spoke to Mark Pengelly who’s been a Corby councillor for 26 years and has just won his seat in Lloyds ward

Corby is red. We’re happy that the public have kept faith with us and we won’t let them down.

We’ll do our very best to hold the Tories to account

Cllr Mark Pengelly

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