Thank you everyone. Our Ludlow team has been re-elected with increased majorities. This post gives the detailed results for Ludlow and Clee and a summary of the results for Shropshire unitary council.
Ludlow East. Tracey Huffer re-elected for the Liberal Democrats with 64% of the vote – up from 50% in 2013. Turnout: 35%.
Ludlow North. Andy Boddington re-elected for the Liberal Democrats with 69% of the vote – up from 45% in 2014. Turnout: 43%.
Ludlow South. Vivienne Parry re-elected for the Liberal Democrats with 66% of the vote – up from 47% in 2013. Turnout: 44%
Clee. Richard Huffer re-elected for the Liberal Democrats with 61% of the votes – up from 49% in 2013. Turnout: 49%.
This was a challenging election campaign. We felt the shift in mood the moment the general election was announced. People began to talk about national issues and our local election became more politicised. But our support held up. Across the county, the Liberal Democrats lost only one seat. We’d have perhaps won more without national politics swamping the media. And if the parties opposing the Conservatives locally had collaborated.
The scores on Shirehall’s doors are:
|Party||No of councillors
3 May 2017
|No of councillors
5 May 2017
|Party||2013 vote||2013 %||2017 vote||2017 %||% change
Ordinarily, we would return to normal straight after a local election. We can certainly get some matters fixed that were held up by campaigning and the pre-election period known as purdah. But the general election, with its wider purdah, will be with us for another month. After that, I am sure most of us will be heartily fed up with politics for a goodly while.
Thank you again for your support and for turning out to vote for us. The turnout for the four divisions in Ludlow and Clee was 41%. That’s really good for a local election. It’s a tribute to the determination of all of us to ensure that Ludlow’s voice is heard in a rapidly changing world.
We’ll work hard to support you all over the next four years.
Results for Ludlow and Clee
|Ludlow East||Huffer, Tracey||Liberal Democrats||467||50.5%|
|Lyle, Diane Lesley||Conservative||210||22.7%|
|Sheward, Colin Eric James||Labour||184||20.0%|
|Ludlow North||Taylor-Smith, Rosanna||Conservative||505||40.4%|
|Boddington, Andy||Liberal Democrats||420||33.6%|
|Hooper, James Anthony||Labour||109||8.7%|
|Newman, Frances Michelle||Green||69||5.5%|
|Ludlow South||Parry, Vivienne||Liberal Democrats||639||47.2%|
|Taylor-Smith, Martin Alan||Conservative||415||30.6%|
|Clee||Richard Huffer||Liberal Democrats||721||48.7%|
|WHEELER, James Vashon||Conservative||654||44.2%|
Ludlow North 2014 Result
After the resignation of Rosanna Taylor-Smith, a byelection was held on 13 March 2014.
|Ludlow North||Boddington, Andy||Liberal Democrats||579||45.3%|
|Bevington, Anthony Gerard||Conservative||382||29.9%|
Turnout 45.8%. In 2013, the turnout was 40%.
|Ludlow East||Huffer, Tracey||Liberal Democrats||678||64.2%|
|Price, Patricia Ann||Conservative||235||22.3%|
|Sheward, Colin Eric James||Labour||143||13.5%|
|Ludlow North||Boddington, Andy||Liberal Democrats||897||68.9%|
|Harris, Simon Richard||Conservative||303||23.3%|
|Senior, Linda Mary||Green||54||4.2%|
|Ludlow South||Parry, Viv||Liberal Democrats||918||65.8%|
|Pizzoni, Fiona Margaret||Conservative||376||27.0%|
|Penn, Michael John||Labour||101||7.2%|
|Clee||Huffer, Richard||Liberal Democrats||899||61.0%|
|Wheeler, James Vashon||Conservative||575||39.0%|