Liberal Democrats win from both Conservatives and Labour to keep majority on Oadby & Wigston

2017 Parliamentary Candidate Zuffar Haq with newly-elected Liberal Democrat Borough Councillors after the count on Friday
2017 Parliamentary Candidate Zuffar Haq with newly-elected Liberal Democrat Borough Councillors after the count on Friday

The Conservatives suffered the loss of their group leader, as Liberal Democrats gained 4 of their council seats and one from Labour in a successful defence of their majority on Oadby and Wigston Borough Council.

In Wigston, the sole Conservative lost his seat in Meadowcourt as new councillors for that ward David Loydall and Sharon Morris joined Cllr. Robbie Eaton.

In South Wigston, Council Leader John Boyce, Cllr. Richard Morris and new councillor Rosemarie Adams were returned to hold the ward. The other new councillor in Wigston is Clare Kozlowski who was elected in St. Wolstans along with Cllrs. Linda and Frank Broadley.

All the other changes happened in a series of hard fought contests in Oadby. In Woodlands, new councillor Amandeep Kaur defeated Conservative leader Bhupendra Dave. In St. Peter’s, Ian Ridley took another Conservative seat, whilst Lily Kaufman held onto her by-election win in Uplands from Labour.

The final Liberal Democrat gains were completed in Oadby Grange, where Naveed Alam picked up one of the 3 seats the Conservatives were defending.

All the other seats were held by the sitting Liberal Democrat councillors, leaving the final totals Liberal Democrats 24 councillors, Conservatives 2.

Oadby and Wigston is now one of 22 councils across the country where the Liberal Democrats have an outright majority.

Full council results are on the Oadby and Wigston Borough Council web site.