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Tories Extend Control of Buckinghamshire County Council

The Conservatives have extended their control of Buckinghamshire County Council with five more councillors.

All 49 seats were contested, of which the Tories took 41, compared to the 36 they won in 2013.

They gained Buckingham West from Labour group leader Robin Stuchbury and Ivinghoe from Lib Dem group Leader Avril Davies.

UKIP lost all four seats they were contesting – two to the Tories and two to the Lib Dems.

The Liberal Democrats are the second largest party on the council with four seats, down from five in 2013. There are three independent councillors.

Labour has a single seat on the council – gaining Booker/Cressex & Castlfield from the Conservatives.

The Conservative share of vote this year is 53.1% compared to 41% in 2013.

The Lib Dem percentage of the vote has risen from 14.9% to 18.6%.

Turnout in the Buckinghamshire election was 34.8%.

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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