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2014 District Council election results

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In summary:
- Conservatives plus 5 seats
- Independent down 3 seats
- Liberal Democrats down 2 seats
The current political standings of the Council's 53 seats are:
Conservatives - 35 seats
Liberal Democrats - 12 seats
Labour – 1 seat
Independents – 2 seats
Stratford First Independent – 2 seats
1 vacancy (Southam)

Vote share and change from last District elections in 2012:

  Votes 2014 % 2014 * % 2012 ** Change 12 to 14
Conservatives 11654 44% 47% -3%
Liberal Democrats 6573 25% 26% -1%
UKIP 3958 15% 0% +15%
Labour 3413 13% 17% -4%
Green 650 2% 2% 0%
Independent 237 1% 8% -7%
* number of candidates: Con 18, Lab 18, Lib Dem 17, UKIP 10, Green 7, Ind 1.
** 2012 was most recent year of district elections.
Lib Dem district council Leader Cllr Richard Cheney said, ‘we’re obviously disappointed to lose two hard working Lib Dem councillors, but we remain the opposition on the district council. UKIP have polled strongly, but the even spread of their votes means that they still don’t hold any district council seats.

There are only two Independents left on the council, but the big losers this year are Labour, whose vote share dropped by 4% from the last district elections. This makes some of their claims in the run up to the election look very strange’*.

* in literature for the Guild and Hathaway ward Labour claimed, ‘Stratford Guild and Hathaway is a three-way marginal ward’. They actually came a poor fourth in the poll with 10.6% of the vote.
March 2014 Focus References

The district council has a policy requirement that 35% of floorspace of all developments over a certain size has to fall within their definition of affordable housing. If a developer falls short of this and cannot put forward a ‘viability’ claim (ie. that the site is financially unviable with that level of affordable housing) then they must make a cash contribution instead.
The following sums have either been received by the council or will be due after certain events:

Kinwarton Farm Road, Alcester - four payments totalling £1,000,466.
Fulready Farm, Fulready - £150,000
Stratford Road, Wellesbourne - £175,000
Stratford Business Park - £497,841
Audit Commission:

To look at the Audit Commission’s ‘value for money report’:

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On the left of the page, select 'select a council' - choose Warks county council - select and confirm

Then below that select a comparison group: select and confirm 'county councils'.

Then across the top select 'financial resilience'

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