10.20pm – There’s no doubt who is in power at County Hall but could we have a Liberal Democrat opposition? The party is the second largest on the new council and a pact with either a crest-fallen Labour or Greens could enable a body to be formed. It’s unlikely to be with the two Independents in Coun Tom Wells and Coun Beverly Nielsen given their recent departures from the party in Malvern.
That’s for another day and the first meeting of the new council which takes place on May 20.
Join us tomorrow morning for the Worcester City Council results which after today could provide even more headlines with a number of key Labour defences. Thanks for reading and we’ll have more reaction over the weekend to a dramatic day which changed the map in Worcestershire for at least the next four years.
9.58pm – So there we have it. A quite dramatic day comes to an end with more Conservative success in Worcester.
The party lost Claines to the Liberal Democrats but won Nunnery and Gorse Hill and Warndon from Labour
State of the Parties in Worcester: Conservatives 6 (+1), Labour 2 (-2), Green Party 1 (=) Liberal Democrats 1 (+1)
Results by party across the county is as follows: Conservative 45 (+5), Labour 3 (-7), Liberal Democrat 4 (+1) Green 3 (+1) Independent 2 (=)
9.54pm – RESULT: Nunnery: Ditta CON: 1,105 Agar LAB & CO-OP: 960 Craig GRE: 244 Fletcher LDEM: 102
Labour’s humiliation is complete as former Mayor of Worcester Pat Agar loses her Nunnery seat to Coun Allah Ditta for the Conservative’s sixth and final gain of an impressive day in Worcestershire.
9.44pm – RESULT: Bedwardine Amos CON: 1429 Smith LAB: 744 Jones GRE: 295 Ondreasz LDEM: 192 Taylor WEP: 68
Outspoken Coun Alan Amos is returned to County Hall with a comfortable majority. He becomes the 45th Conservative across the line as the party flirts with a 50 per cent share of the vote across Worcestershire.
9.40pm – RESULT: Rainbow Hill: Denham LAB & CO-OP: 1,112 Carver CON: 722 Bovey GRE: 259 Carpenter LDEM: 93 Fowler TUSC: 57
Coun Lynn Denham retains the seat for Labour in the seat held by her husband and former Mayor of Worcester Paul Denham, at the end of a trying day for the party locally and nationally Labour are finally getting some good news.
9.38pm – We have a result from Rainbow Hill. Another Labour held seat….
9.32pm – We are down to our final three seats at the County Hall table. The Conservatives currently have 43 seats, Labour 2, Liberal Democrats 4, Green Party 3 and Independents 2.
The Conservative total is the best for 12 years, beating the 42 won by the party at the 2009 poll.
9.29pm – RESULT – St John: Udall LAB & CO-OP: 1,032 Cleary CON: 473 Mcneillis-Wilson GRE: 174 Jackson LDEM: 68 Davies TUSC: 25
The Voice of St John’s Coun Richard Udall is returned to County Hall and Labour now have two councillors in the county.
9.28pm – Back with the result from St John….
9.05pm – The count has now started in Bedwardine, Rainbow Hill, Nunnery and St. John. I’m grabbing something to eat, back shortly!
9.03pm – RESULT St Peter: Mackay CON: 1,889 Piotrowski GRN: 1,857 Kimberly LAB: 292 Carpenter LDEM: 105
Coun Steve Mackay retains his St Peter’s seat……only just after a monumental effort from the Green Party who fall short by just 32 votes
8.57pm – RESULT: Claines: Allcott LDEM: 1,647 Mitchell CON: 1,221 Lamb LAB: 358 Burton GRE: 311 Hickling REF: 44
Ah elections! Don’t you just love them? Just when you think the Tories are going to have a terrific night in Worcester they lose Claines. Coun Mel Allcott’s decision to leave her city council seat for a tilt at a county place as paid huge dividends as the Liberal Democrats return a county councillor from Worcester to county hall.
8.56pm – RESULT: St Stephen: Jenkins GRE: 1,853 Squires LAB: 674 Heath CON: 650 Cottingham LDEM: 89
Hugely impressive retaining of the seat by Coun Matthew Jenkins for the Green Party as their election efforts in Worcester continue to yield results.
8.54pm – RESULT: Warndon Parish: Roberts CON: 1,773 Taylor LAB: 484 Bond GRN: 450 Rudge LDEM: 180 Rushby SDP: 16
A comfortable win sees Coun Andy Roberts returned to County Hall as the Conservatives hold another seat.
8.51pm – RESULT: Gorse Hill and Warndon: Stanley CON: 952 Stalker LAB: 758 Davies-Foley GRN: 152 Morgan LDEM: 84
And Labour’s woes continue as they lose the Gorse Hill and Warndon seat to the Conservatives as Coun James Stanley wins the seat.
8.49pm – RESULT – Geraghty CON: 1,637 Barnes LAB & CO-OP: 922 Bodenham GRN: 495 Fenton LDEM: 141 Bower REF: 70 Harrison TUSC: 34
Council and Conservative leader Coun Simon Geraghty kicks off the night for the Tories in Worcester by retaining his Riverside seat.
8.47pm – Apologies folks, bedtime duties with my little un! Results aplenty, here we go.
7.20pm – Ahead of Worcester’s 10 results the state of the parties is currently as follows: Conservatives 38 (+4), Labour 1 (-5), Liberal Democrats 3 (=) Green Party 2 (+1) Independents 2 (=)
7.00pm – The Conservatives have already won control of County Hall for a further four years, reaching the 29 seats needed for a majority with 22 seats left to declare.
Worcester’s 10 seats will either decide how big the Tory majority is or how many opposition councillors will be sent to County Hall.
Of the 10 seats being contested Conservatives currently hold five, Labour hold four and the Green Party hold one.
Labour suffered a near wipeout this afternoon with both current leader Robin Lunn and former chief Peter McDonald losing their seats.
6.50pm – Counts have begun in Riverside, St. Peter, Warndon Parish, St. Stephen, Gorse Hill & Warndon, and Claines
6.48pm – A reminder of the results in 2017 when County Hall was last up for grabs
Green Party 2
Independent Community and Health Concern 1
Labour and Co-Operative Party 3
Liberal Democrat 3
6.47pm – Evening all! Welcome to our live blog of the Worcestershire County Council election results for Worcester as they come in. Counting began minutes ago and results will be coming in throughout the evening. Do feel free to keep me company with your thoughts, e-mail email@example.com
COUNTING has begun for Worcestershire County Council seats across Worcester. Stay with us throughout the evening for regular updates and the results as they come in.