Conservatives win majority in Lincolnshire County Council elections

The Conservatives have gained control of Lincolnshire County Council, after results from the local elections were announced overnight.

The Conservatives take the council out of ‘no overall control’. Photo: Shane Croucher.

The Tories won 58 out of 70 seats in the vote, surpassing the 36 positions needed to form a majority.

This was followed by Labour (with 6 seats), independent candidates (4 seats) and the Liberal Democrats and Lincolnshire Independents (both with 1 seat each).

The Conservative win takes the county council out of ‘no overall control’, where the party formed a coalition with the Lib Dems and a number of independents in 2013.

The total turnout was over 31% – up by nearly 3% from the last election.

More information on the results can be found on the Lincolnshire County Council website.

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