Saturday, 7 May 2016

Cox and Nelson lose their seats on Amber Valley Borough Council

Labour take both wards in Belper

The two Belper ward wins were pivotal with Clrs Cox and Nelson both beaten by our excellent Labour candidates (now councillors) Ben Bellamy and Maurice Neville.



Clr Maurice Neville
Area: Belper Central pre elec party:
CandidateVotes
FISHER D (IND)131
NELSON J (CON)627
NEVILLE M (LAB)761 (E)
WELLS D (GRE)151
YOUNG J (UKI)149

Turnout: 43.59%
Clr Ben Bellamy


Area: Belper North pre elec party:
CandidateVotes
BELLAMY B (LAB)662 (E)
COX A (CON)576
MACFARLANE S (GRE)307
SALMON R (LIB)35
SMITH D (UKI)160
Turnout: 47.02%



It would appear that the Tories still have control of AVBC. Although Labour gained these two seats they lost the contest in Ironville & Riddings by 14 votes. The composition of the council is therefore 23 Conservative and 22 Labour. Just 14 crucial votes decided the outcome of this election.


A bittersweet moment - still some work to be done





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