Friday, 3 May 2013

Election: Lancs County Council Hangs, Labour Gains.

Lancashire County Council has announced a hung council and a shift towards Labour with the following election results:

Labour  39
Conservative 35
Liberal Democrat 6
Independent 3
Green 1

43 seats are required for a majority. Your local County Councillors are now:

   Lancaster Central Gina Dowding Green Party
   Lancaster East Richard Newman-Thompson Labour
   Lancaster Rural East Susie Charles Conservative
   Lancaster Rural North Alycia James Conservative
   Lancaster South East Chris Henig Labour
   Skerton Niki Penney Labour
   Morecambe North Tony Jones Conservative
   Morecambe South Darren Clifford Labour
   Morecambe West Janice Hanson Labour
   Heysham  Ken Brown  Conservative

For a full breakdown of the election results visit

For a list of local candidates ward by ward see

Phil Halsall, chief executive of the county council and returning officer for the election, said: "As no party has a clear majority, the main parties will need to consider the options for the future political governance of the council.

"These discussions will be taking place as a priority and an announcement will be made as soon as possible."

The leader of the council is due to be formally appointed at the next meeting of the full council, which takes place at County Hall on Thursday 23 May.

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