Conservatives hold Thorney, lose city
Steve Allen, Conservative councillor for Eye, Thorney and Newborough, comfortably held his seat in yesterday’s City Council poll.
The results were (in alphabetical order):
Michael Alexander (Green Party) 172
Steve Allen (Conservative Party) 1254
Mary Herdman (Social Democratic Party) 187
Wendy Smith (Labour) 325
Christopher Stowe (Liberal Democrats) 84
Nigel Walls (UKIP) 351
However, across the city, the Conservatives now hold 28 seats compared to 32 seats for other parties and so have lost overall control of Peterborough City Council.
They may yet retain power if they can do a deal with the Werrington First group, which has three seats.