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D'you know what? I think that is every result now in...
We have a lovely table, which is just being finished off, where you can see every ward and the result at a glance.
Result, Arrow Valley East:
Baker, Lab - 1543
E.L.Bradley, Green Party - 188
Brunner, Cons - 1176
Jenkins, UKIP - 1792
Gee, Lib Dems - 198
A. Bradley, BNP - 164
Mould, Lab - 1426
L.J.Bradley, Green Party - 128
BREAKING: UKIP now have four seats on @worcscc #LocalElections #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
Result, Redditch South:
Ebanks, Lab - 1312
Kerry, Green Party - 266
Gretton, Cons - 1663
Cross, UKIP - 1652
Hindle, Lib Dems - 218
Witherspoon, Lab - 1200
Waugh, Green Party - 184
Potter, Cons - 1594
White, UKIP - 1402
Killworth, Lib Dems - 152
Tom has now written a fresh account of the drama which unfolded at County hall this morning - a lot of ups and downs...
One thing the #LocalElections have revealed is the unusual middle names held by some of our councillors... #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
Sorry to pat ourselves on the back, but it's nice to get a bit of praise from a reader on our Facebook page!
Robert Raphael wrote: "Loving the live Worcester News website results feed. Thank you. It's more up to date than the County Council's own site!"
Massive thank you to the people of St Peter Division. Delighted to be your new representative.— @MarcBayliss 03 May 2013
Well, UKIP have gained two seats in Worcestershire, in the St Mary's ward in Wyre Forest, and in Stourport.
Read about that and more in Tom Edwards' round-up of the results this morning.
Well, everything seems to have calmed slightly, so I may nip for a coffee before actually doing some of the work I am meant to!
Look out for a quick round-up from Tom Edwards shortly... And keep tweeting us #WNelections
Result, Stourport on Severn:
Warren, Lab - 894
Holden, Cons - 964
Wright, UKIP - 1151
Thomas, Ind/Health - 1167
Shaw, Lab - 1141
Hartwich, Green Party - 195
Henderson, Cons - 984
Kitson, UKIP - 1385
Parish, Ind/Health - 1335
Wilson, Lab - 257
Dowler, Green Party - 216
Pollock, Cons - 1373
Delingpole, UKIP - 633
Burrows, Lab - 94
Nielsen, Green Party - 58
Kerby, Cons - 438
Barrie, UKIP - 364
Wells, Lib Dems - 1946
Rye, Lab - 191
Raine, Green Party - 535
Watkins, Cons - 475
Chamings, UKIP - 530
Nielsen, Lib Dems - 420
Result, Malvern Link:
Gallagher, Lab - 348
Smith, Green Party - 442
Tuthill, Cons - 863
Savage, UKIP - 690
Regimbeau, Lib Dems - 163
Walton, Lab - 276
Jenkins, Green Party - 178
Hopwood, Cons - 499
Spencer, UKIP - 496
Jackson-Read, Lib Dems - 472
Bovey, Ind - 98
Result, Malvern Chase:
Smith, Lab - 292
Dyer, Green Party - 230
Hodgson, Cons - 819
Soley, UKIP - 624
Lawrence, Lib Dems - 792
Cronin, Lab/Co-op - 216
Clarke, Ind - 660
Grove, Cons - 1033
O'Leary, UKIP - 813
Roberts, Lab - 217
Sutton, Ind - 724
Behan, Cons - 653
Sheen, UKIP - 583
Result, St Georges and St Oswolds
Mary Alice RAYNER, Independent Community & Health Concern - 589
Martin John STOOKE, UKIP - 540
Howard James MARTIN, Labour - 484
John Cedric ASTON, Conservative - 293
Esther Christina SMART, Liberal Party - Keep Local Liberal Team - 71
Louise RYAN, Green Party - 65
I obviously meant Phil Grove earlier. He wasn't present at the count because he has gone into hospital for an operation. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Result, St Marys:
Baker, UKIP - 595
Ballinger, Ind/Health - 336
Meekings, Liberal/KLLT - 140
Ahmed, Lab - 507
Lee, Green Party - 46
Desmond, Cons - 545
Is it me or do UKIP appear to have come second in almost every single ward?
Would be interesting to compare their total number of votes in the county with some other parties who have many, many seats...
Result, St Chads:
Watkins, Ind/Health - 402
North, BNP - 25
Oborski, Liberal/KLLT - 767
Walker, Lab - 260
Lea, Green Party - 41
Harrison, Cons - 341
Daniels, UKIP - 459
Deeming, Cons - 1035
Harvey, Green Party - 306
McDonald, Lab - 1374
Wainwright, BNP - 173
Clive Smith, now for Greens, loses Malvern Link. Seat now Tory with Paul Tuthill getting 863. Was Lib Dem seat. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Clewlow, Lab - 220
Peters, Wythall RA - 1083
Bullivant, Cons - 688
Docker, Lib Dems - 40
Tomkinson, BNP - 90
Result, Clent Hills:
Stanley, Lab - 192
Jenkins, Ind - 1388
Moore, Cons - 873
Francis, UKIP - 500
Dolphin, BNP - 11
Coney, Ind - 596
Cooke, Lab - 280
Flynn, UKIP - 632
Griffiths, Cons - 709
Harvey, Green Party - 124
Murphy, BNP - 12
Result, Bromsgrove Central:
Buxton, Lab - 668
Hanna, Green Party - 89
Blagg, Cons - 835
Flynn, UKIP - 624
Hearn, Lib Dems - 141
Llewellyn, BNP - 29
The Tories lost Nunnery, Rainbow Hill and St Stephen, with deputy leader Simon Geraghty partly blaming UKIP #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
Tory Simon Geraghty, who clung on by just 131 votes in Riverside, has partly blamed the UKIP factor for Conservative losses #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
You will stop me if you've heard these won't you?
Result, Bromsgrove east:
Shannon, Lab/Co-op - 426
Taylor, Cons - 952
Davies, UKIP - 638
King, Lib Dems - 400
Bates, BNP - 19
Result, Bromsgrove West:
Mallett, Lab/Co-op - 1200
Pardoe, Ind/Health - 399
Campbell, Cons - 495
Mihailovic, Lib Dems - 57
Smith, BNP - 145
Ken Pollock re-elected in Tenbury with 1373. Malcolm Delingpole second for UKIP with 633. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
RT @tomedwardsWN: Tory Keith Burton loses in Nunnery, while Lucy Hodgson wins a seat in Malvern by 30 odd votes. Karma. #WNelections— @malvernlocal 03 May 2013
Phil Groves takes Hallow for Tories with 1033. Independent Dean Clarke with 660. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Result, Bromsgrove Woodvale:
McEldowney, Lab - 805
Julian Malcolm, Green Party - 332
Shelia Blagg, Cons - 120
Result, Bromsgrove South:
Bloore, Lab/Co-op - 1088
Roberts, Green - 166
Laight, Cons - 733
Coe, Lib Dems - 93
Dolphin, BNP - 163
As I mentioned earlier - you can see a table of the results, which is a bit clearer (but not as fun in my opinion) - by clicking here.
It's being updated as fast as possible!
Yet another close result for Malvern there - a win for Lucy Hodgson in Malvern Chase - by 27 votes...
Malvern Chase goes to Lucy Hodgson with 819 for the Tories. Martin Lawrence 792 for Lib Dems. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Slightly concerned by UKIPs apparent popularity in Worcester, but happy that Paul Denham gained Rainbow Hill for Labour #WNelections— @Bex_Wilde 03 May 2013
Facer, Lab - 234
Mackison, Cons - 686
Starr, UKIP - 536
Tucker, Lib Dems - 1677
Seabourne, Lab - 347
Miller, Cons - 1315
Jewell, UKIP - 950
Littlechild, Lib Dems - 231
All 12 #Wychavon divisions have now been declared #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
Breaking: Liz Tucker retains her seat in Pershore #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
Egan, Lab - 292
Hardman, Con - 1716
Vivian, UKIP - 622
Tucker, Lib Dems - 346
Court, Lab - 507
Oliver, Green Party - 108
Campion, Cons - 853
Jukes, UKIP - 651
Killingworth, Ind/Health - 520
Just Pershore to come now #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
Can you believe it, I was wrong!
There's an EVEN CLOSER result - Malvern Mayor Ian Hopwood holds Malvern Langland by THREE, yes, THREE, from UKIP candidate Richard Spencer.
Here's a comparison - the turnout from Gloucestershire yesterday...
Turnout by district:
• Cheltenham – 30.75%
• Cotswold – 34.57%
• Forest of Dean – 33.34%
• Gloucester – 28.55%
• Stroud – 34.55%
• Tewkesbury – 29.57%
Roger Sutton wins Croome as an Independent. 724 to Bronwen Behan's 653 for the Tories. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Breaking: Adrian Hardman retains his Bredon seat #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
GREEN PARTY GAIN
I think we have our closest result of the day ladies and gents - Malvern Trinity - Green Party wins from Lib Dems by FIVE VOTES.
Greens take Malvern Trinity from Lib Dems. John Raine by just 5 votes with 535 over Richatd Chamings of UKIP. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Yep, that's a Conservative gain - time to use this for the first time in a while...
CONSERVATIVES GAIN LITTLETONS from Lib Dems
McDonald, Lab - 275
Adams, Cons - 1242
Wright, Lib Dems - 1022
Breaking: Cons take Littletons from Lib Dems #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
11:04am Fri 3 May 13
I am really saddened by Geraghty holding his seat.
Quite a statement about Tory voters in Riverside and St Clements who obviously endorse Geraghty's disgraceful actions against the Pensioners and disabled.
Yes it's democracy but shame on your values.
11:34am Fri 3 May 13
DITTA OUT. Very proud of the people in Cathedral ward to finally stand up to him!
Result, Cookley, Wolverley and Wribbenhall:
Nicholls, Lab - 714
Spohrer, Green - 73
Yarranton, Cons - 908
Willoughby, UKIP - 543
Akathiotis, Liberal/KLLT - 34
Candlin, Ind/Health - 407
Thank you to all those who who helped me deliver leaflets, my poster pin up Doug and agent Doug, staff in polling station and count— @eeyre 03 May 2013
Lib Dems hold Powick. Well clear of Tories and UKIP. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Apologies, I think I missed this full result earlier...
Result, St Stephen, Worcester:
Matthew Jenkins, Green Party, 1179
Mary Drinkwater, Conservative, 910
Geoffrey Williams, Labour, 689
If you can't cope with the thrills and spills of this blog - Neil's tea spillages, me highlighting the wrong person, Tom exploding with excitement - there is a neat at-a-glance table of results in HERE
Harford, Lab - 231
Brown, Green Party - 137
Broomfield, Cons - 1292
Ingram, UKIP - 894
Evans, Lib Dems - 139
Breaking: Maurice Broomfield holds onto his seat in Ombersley #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
All 10 Worcester results are now in, Labour has got five seats, Tory three, Lib Dems and Greens one #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
There's a re-count for Malvern Langland as well. Sounding very close. #WNelection— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Result, Droitwich East:
Harwood, Lab - 544
Burkett, Green Party - 143
Davey, Cons - 980
Carroll, Independent Ratepayers & Residents Association - 784
Rowley, Lib Dems - 369
Eve NW, held by Cons John Smith, also counting #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
Re-count for Malvern Trinity. Reports the Greens have won by 5. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Breaking: Pam Davey holds Droitwich East #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
Result: Upton Snodsbury
Fry, Lab - 188
Brohan, Green Party - 115
Adams, Cons - 1482
Keel, UKIP - 649
Thomas, Lib Dem - 165
Our brave reporter, Neil Watts has braved a power cut at the Malvern count to bring you the results.
And who says we don't go the extra mile? Someone fetch him a tea.
Pritchard, Lab - 265
Eyre, Cons - 1499
Brown, Lib Dems - 283
Result, Claines, Worcester:
Willis, Lab - 338
Robinson, Green Party - 198
Whitehouse, Cons - 858
Delevante, UKIP - 524
Askin, Lib Dems - 972
Wow, take a breath people... #WNElections http://t.co/QeUDmYvNGb— @PogalJoners 03 May 2013
Result: Droitwich West:
Barnes, Lab/Co-op - 543
Duffy, Cons - 798
Whelan, UKIP - 699
Rowe, Lib Dems - 128
Result: Warndon, Worcester:
Martin, Lab - 476
Hartley, Green Party - 208
Roberts, Cons - 958
Davis, UKIP - 636
Apologies if you're missing out on my hard-hitting political analysis of these results, only I'm hardly having time to take them in and posting them before the next one arrives!
It wouldn't be hard-hitting anyway, Tom Edwards is your man for that.
Result: St Peter, Worcester:
Scott, Lab - 814
Wanklyn, Green Party - 341
Bayliss, Cons - 1393
Roberson, Lib Dem - 186
Result, Gorse Hill, Warndon, Worcester:
Amos, Lab - 1037
Kirby, Green Party - 99
Harrison, Cons - 232
Goad, UKIP - 619
Result, Evesham South:
Mason, Lab - 343
Banks, Cons - 945
Haines, Lib Dem - 281
Hartland, BNP - 220
Result, Bedwardine, Worcester
Cooper, Labour - 497
McNally, Trade Unionists/Socialist - 39
Mullins, Lib Dems - 113
O'Dell, Green Party - 114
Owen, UKIP - 546
Prodger, Cons - 847
Whitwam, BNP - 16
Result, Rainbow Hill
CONSERVATIVE HOLD: Derek Prodger
Result for St John, Worcester:
Davies, Trade Unionists/Socialists - 48
Draper, BNP - 86
Holtom, BLANK - 62
Twiehaus, Green Party - 116
Udall, Labour - 982
Walker, Cons - 350
Result, Nunnery, Worcester:
Agar, Lab - 1059
Mitra, Green - 177
Burton, Con - 634
Mason, BNP - 201
Result: Nunnery, Worcester
LABOUR HOLD - Pat Agar
BREAKING: Labour wins Nunnery— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
The full result from Riverside in Worcester:
Denham, Labour - 868
Stephen, Green - 175
Geraghty, Con - 999
Delingpole, UKIP - 468
Whitwam, BNP - 32
McCauley, Trade Union/Socialist - 23
Result in Bowbrook ward, Wychavon:
Held by Tony Miller
Bowbrook, held by Tony Miller (Cons), counting - just waiting for Pershore and Bredon #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
Result in Riverside ward, Worcester:
It's our first result!
The day has been saved by @mrpauljackson who has brought strawberry laces with him. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Not official again, but Tory Simon Geraghty believed to have clung on by 100 odd votes #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
UKIP has got 618 votes in Warndon - wow #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
First result due in five minutes in Worcester. I make that 300 moments away...
UKIP has polled well in Bedwardine too, Derek Prodger's backyard #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
Littletons, previously Thomas Bean (Lib Dem), counting #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
Some of the vote counters having a quick break. If anyone can bring me a cuppa that would be marvellous. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Broadway currently held by Liz Eyre (Cons) and count for Upt Snods, seat of Rob Adams (Cons), has started #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
Not official yet, but Labour figures declaring they have held on to St John's, Worcester #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
Election fever is clearly not gripping everyone.
Tony Teebee Symonds on our Facebook page said: ">yawn<"
Meanwhile, in Pershore, the count for Broadway has also started.
How are they starting more and more counts without announcing any results?
Tension is gripping this place - lots of sweaty palms at the Guildhall #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
Early days in the count, but indication Tory Simon Geraghty could hold on in Riverside - if so, that's a real boost for them #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
Droit East, Cons Pam Davey, now counting #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
As the piles of voting slips appear on tables across the county, people start working out the result for themselves ('well, that pile is taller than that pile...')
Still awaiting a first result - indications Nunnery could well be going to Labour from the Tories - election gossip #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
UKIP may well have finished runner up in Warndon, I'm told - if so if this a sign of things to come? #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
The count is also starting for Evesham South.
#gorsehillandwarndon looking to be first to be announced by the looks of it here at the Guildhall #wccelections— @worcscc 03 May 2013
Eve NW, Eve South, Droit East & Harvington could be the first wards to count as verification is completed #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
Still awaiting a first result here - should be moments away #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
Overall provisional turn out in Malvern Hills is 32.5% #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
There are 12 seats up for election in @Wychavon , 11 being defended by current cllrs #WNElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
Lots of talk about UKIP here - plus a strong feeling the Greens have a real chance in St Stephen #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
65% of WN pollsters voted yesterday. Actual turnouts likely to be nearer half that figure #WNelections— @TarikAlrasheed 03 May 2013
The count is well under way for the Malvern Hills area. Hard to judge the mood currently. #WNelections http://t.co/tEzG15wnVg— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Those of you in the Cotswolds can read about the Gloucestershire result HERE.
An interesting night, with the Conservatives losing their overall majority at County Hall.
Will Worcestershire see something similar?
Why are people wasting votes on UKIP ? They have no credible policies on anything...god help us if they ever get a sniff of power— @scotgerry 03 May 2013
Provisional turnout for Wyre Forest district as a whole 30% - same as last May's district council elections. Good night!— @IanM65 02 May 2013
First result expected shortly after 10am #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
The count is underway here at Worcester Guildhall #WNelections http://t.co/WAMxcla2uD— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
Verfication is underway at @Wychavon - busy in the count room #wnelections http://t.co/rvV9VI1XaF— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
The candidates are watching the vote counters like hawks. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
The count is getting underway at the Guildhall #WNelections— @tomedwardsWN 03 May 2013
And they're off! The rustling of paper signals the start of the Malvern Hills count. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Staff are being briefed here in #redditch town hall ready for #wccelections votes to be counted from 9.30am. Follow us for live updates— @worcscc 03 May 2013
Our man Neil Watts (@neiljwatts) is on the scene in Malvern. Well, he's at the back...
Quite a buzz of conversation ahead of the Malvern Hills count at the Bank House. I'm neatly hidden away at the back. #WNelections— @neilJwatts 03 May 2013
Did anyone notice this rather badly-worded tweet from UKIP last night?
I must admit, it did raise a chuckle...
All the other parties do is think about our country's problems! If you want an end to thinking #VoteUKIP— @YourUKIP 02 May 2013
Pre count briefing about to start at the Guildhall - excitement rising #wccelections— @worcscc 03 May 2013
Thought I retired from politics a year ago, but find myself following the elections intensely. Must be in the blood. #WNelections— @MargaretLayland 02 May 2013
Right, let's answer this in the best way we know how - with a Worcester news poll.
So, in a notable change from yesterday, Nigel Farage is the only major party leader to have tweeted so far this morning.
It's a far cry from yesterday morning, when he was the only one NOT to have tweeted at this time!
#UKIP We have always done well in European elections. But people haven't seen us as being relevant to local el... http://t.co/4ULbeuJXQh— @EverythingUKIP 03 May 2013
Nationally, #UKIP has won quarter of the vote on average so far. Still lots of results to come in #WNElections #LocalElections— @SarahDaviesWN 03 May 2013
Did you vote yesterday? If not, why not? Let us know why you didn't think it was worth a trip to the polls.
Meanwhile, it's a fabulous morning in Worcestershire. Just right for an election count.
Does anyone have any predictions?
You can comment below, or tweet us via @worcesternews
So, the headline so far across the country seems to be big gains for UKIP, as many predicted, with 42 seats gained.
The Conservatve Party has lost overall control of Gloucestershire and Lincolnshire, where there is now no overall control.
They have, however, held Somerset, winning 28 seats - the minimum needed for a majority.
In the South Shields parliamentary by-election though, it was Labour that triumphed, winning a seat they have held since 1935.
Labour candidate Emma Lewell-Buck won the contest - triggered by the resignation of former Labour Foreign Secretary David Miliband - with a majority of 6,505 - significantly down on the 11,109 achieved by Mr Miliband in 2010.
So, it's judgement day for candidates across Worcestershire as votes get counted.
We have reporters in Worcester, Malvern and Pershore to bring you the latest - and the results as they happen.
In Worcester is political reporter Tom Edwards, you can tweet him @TomEdwardsWN.
In Malvern is Neil Watts, who is @neiljwatts.
And in Pershore for the Wychavon count is Sarah Davies, who you can reach via @SarahDaviesWN.
You can also tweet us via @worcesternews, or use the hashtag #WNelections