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Ipswich: Ruling Labour increase their presence in the council chamber after gaining four seats in local elections

PUBLISHED: 02:57 04 May 2012 | UPDATED: 12:09 04 May 2012

The election count taking place at Ipswich Corn Exchange.

The election count taking place at Ipswich Corn Exchange.

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THE voters of Ipswich have had their say on how the borough should be run, and shown their support for the ruling Labour administration.

Ipswich Borough Council election results

Alexandra Ward

Adam Leeder (Lab) 1,005

Bixley Ward (two seats)

John Carnall (Con) 902

Richard Pope (Con) 855

Bridge Ward

Bryony Rudkin (Lab) 853

Castle Hill Ward

Robin Vickery (Con) 888

Gainsborough Ward

John Mowles (Lab) 1,094

Gipping Ward

David Ellesmere (Lab) 950

Holywells Ward

Pam Stewart (Con) 757

Priory Heath Ward

Bill Quinton (Lab) 1,047

Rushmere Ward

Alasdair Ross (Lab) 1,293

Sprites Ward

Richard Kirby (Lab) 1,056

St Johns Ward

Jen Stimson (Lab) 1,320

St Margarets Ward

Andrew Cann (LibDem) 883

Stoke Park Ward

Glen Chisholm (Lab) 894

Westgate Ward

Carole Jones (Lab) 917

Whitehouse Ward

Albert Grant (Lab) 789

Whitton Ward

Sophie Meudec (Lab) 972

County Council By-Election

Bixley Division

Alan Murray (Con) 866

Labour took three seats from the Tories and one from the Liberal Democrats during yesterday’s borough council elections.

The Alexandra Ward seat was won by Adam Leeder with a majority of more than 650 votes - a victory over the Lib Dems.

They have also taken Stoke Park, Whitton and St John’s - all previously held by the Conservatives.

The results from yesterday’s local elections are now flooding in after a late start and the county council seat for the Bixley division, which was subject to a by-election, has been retained by the Tories - Alan Murray will now represent ward constituents.ht.

Turnout ranged from 20 per cent in some wards to 40 in St Margaret’s, which traditionally attracts a turn out of 50pc. It had been predicted that it would be low, partly because of the bad weather and partly because the result of the election is largely seen as a foregone conclusion.

In Ipswich the opposition Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties effectively conceded before polling stations opened that they would not be able to overturn the ruling Labour administration.

Further election news to follow today.

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