11 May 2017
On 4th May voters turned out to support the Green Party in the local area with the end result that we doubled the number of seats on the County Council. Stroud and District Greens increased their dominance in Stroud Central Eve Ward gaining 1742 votes – 41% on a 41% turnout. In Minchinhampton, after much hard work, Rachel Smith beat the Tory incumbent by 27 votes with 50% of the vote (3230) on a 46% turn out.
In The Cotswolds, Sabrina Poole gained an amazing 25% of the vote (743) in Tetbury beating UKIP into third place. This was the division which we targeted, leafleting all households and putting up posters. The Conservative candidate won.
In other seats:
Campden-Vale – Tory win. Our candidate Ailsa Spindler got 4% of the vote – 173
Fairford and Lechlade on Thames – Tory win. Our candidate Xanthe Messenger got 4% of the vote - 141
Stow-on-the-Wold – Tory win. Our candidate Andrew Maclean got 6% of the vote - 210
Cirencester Beeches – Lib Dem win. Our candidate Joy Irving got 4% of the vote - 138
Cirencester Park – Lib Dem win. Our candidate Bob Irving got 2% of the vote - 87
The Conservative Group won 31 seats, Liberal Democrats 14, Labour 5, Green 2 and 1 People Against Bureaucracy seat. Turnout was higher than the previous election in 2013 – 37.04% in comparison to 31.79% four years ago. Of the 477,534 people eligible to vote in the election, 176,856 people did so.
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