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Wiltshire Council announces results for unitary, parish and PCC elections

Wiltshire Council has today (Saturday 8 May) completed the count for the council unitary elections.

Published 8 May 2021
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Wiltshire Council has today (Saturday 8 May) completed the count for the council unitary elections.

The are 98 seats in total; the number of seats for each party are as follows, with the previous number of seats in brackets:

  • Conservatives:  61 (62)
  • Liberal Democrats: 27 (21)
  • Independent: 7 (11)
  • Labour: 3 (3)

Therefore, the Conservatives hold overall control of the council and will form the administration until the next full unitary elections in 2025. To see the complete results, including a breakdown of each division, people should visit Election results.

Terence Herbert, Wiltshire Council Chief Executive and Returning Officer for Wiltshire, said: "I'd like to congratulate all the elected Wiltshire Council members, both new and returning, for their successes today. We look forward to working with all 98 elected members in the coming years.

"This election has been a huge undertaking for all our staff, who have had to manage the whole process in a safe and COVID-secure way, I'd like to thank them for all their hard work.

"The hard work continues though, and tomorrow we will count the city, town and parish ballots in our three count centres in Trowbridge, Salisbury and Chippenham, and then on Monday we will count the votes for the Wiltshire and Swindon Police and Crime Commissioner in Salisbury."

This election saw a turnout of 40.53%, which is a slight increase on the 2017 turnout of 39.6%. The final electorate number in the Wiltshire Council area was 381,454, with 70,733 registered postal voters.

Results for tomorrow's city, town and parish elections will be announced throughout the day and published on the Wiltshire Council website at Election results.

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