Labour retain control of Council with increased 25-seat majority

The Labour Party has increased its majority and retained control of Swindon Borough Council following yesterday’s (2 May) Borough-wide election.

Published: Friday, 3rd May 2024

Declarations local elections 3 May 2024

Of the 20 seats up for election this year, nine seats changed hands from the Conservatives to Labour.

Labour took seats in Central (Domingos Seby Dias); Liden, Eldene & Park South (Marianne Le Coyte-Grinney); Shaw (Rose Llewellyn); Rodbourne Cheney (Ana Rosada Fernandes); Priory Vale (Ian Edwards); St Margaret and South Marston (Simon Shelley); Lydiard and Freshbrook (Leon Grother). Haydon Wick (Ray Ballman) and Penhill & Upper Stratton (Thomas Smith).

Following the election, Labour has a 25-seat majority with 41 seats overall. The Conservatives have 15 seats with the Liberal Democrats having one.

Turnout for the election was 31 per cent overall. Full election results following today’s count at the Council-owned STEAM Museum is available on the Council’s website.

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