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Elections 2013 LIVE
Updated 2:21pm Friday 3rd May 2013 in News By Andy Carswell, Simon Farr, James Nadal, Steve Walter
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- THE winners and losers of the Bucks County Council elections are coming through thick and fast.
- 49 seats are up for grabs.
- UKIP, in line with national trends, is having a successful day, with six winners so far.
- Simon Farr (posts marked WDC) is reporting live from the Wycombe count at Wycombe Sports Centre.
- Andy Carswell (CDC) is blogging from Chiltern at Chesham Leisure Centre.
- Stephen Walter (SBDC) has been sending reports from South Bucks at Curzon Centre, Beaconsfield.
- Join in by leaving your comments below or on Twitter by using the hashtag #bfpelections.
Thanks for reading and taking part in our live blog.
Results are now in and this live article is now closed.
Keep your eyes on this website for reaction to the 2013 election results.
- Conservatives storm to power again, winning 36 out of 49 seats.
- UKIP are the big winners though, coming from nowhere to become the main opposition party with six seats - all new.
- UKIP success comes in north of county and areas like Great Missenden which are most affected by High Speed 2.
- Darren Hayday in West Wycombe is the only independent to win a seat.
- Lib Dems come third, Labour fourth overall
Overall vote share
- Conservative 36 41.0%
- UK Independence Party 6 27.0%
- Liberal Democrat 5 14.9%
- Labour 1 11.5%
- Independent 1 3.8%
- Green 0 1.7%
- Trade Unionists & Socialists Against Cuts 0 < 1%
- Turnout: 30.3%
Chalfont St Giles
Timothy Butcher Conservative 1159 45.6% Elected
- Steven Babb UK Independence Party 956 37.6% Not elected
- Peter Hutchinson Labour 223 8.8% Not elected
- Kaley Botting Liberal Democrat 206 8.1% Not elected
CDC: That last result was indeed Chalfont St Giles, which wraps things up.
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Just waiting for Chalfont St Giles to be announced
CDC: Final result announced here and it's another victory for the Conservatives as Timothy Butcher takes 1,159 votes - beating UKIP's Steven Babb with 956.
Not a very good day for Labour in Bucks but they managed to pip the Tories to second place in Totteridge & Bowerdean.
But ex-High Wycombe Mayor Chaudhary Ditta, Lib Dem, was celebrating victory.
Totteridge & Bowerdean
- Chaudhary Ditta Liberal Democrat 953 38.7% Elected
- Ghalib Hussain Labour 671 27.3% Not elected
- Tony Green Conservative 482 19.6% Not elected
- Philip Whitehead UK Independence Party 354 14.4% Not elected
CDC: Perhaps UKIP would have done even better if all their candidates headed to the polling stations wearing the same jumper as David Meacock?
Amersham & Chesham Bois
- Martin Phillips Conservative 1251 51.5% Elected
- Bev Weedon UK Independence Party 533 22.0% Not elected
- Howard Maitland-Jones Liberal Democrat 411 16.9% Not elected
- Robin Walters Labour 232 9.6% Not elected
As it stands UKIP are the big winners today in Bucks and they're going to be the second largest party at County Hall with six councillors.
All but three of the results have now come in and here is the run down of the share of the vote...
The first figure is number of seats won.
- Conservative 33 40.3%
- UK Independence Party 6 26.9%
- Liberal Democrat 5 15.1%
- Labour 1 11.6%
- Independent 1 4.1%
- Green 0 1.8%
- Trade Unionists & Socialists Against Cuts 0 < 1%
CDC: Two results just been announced and they're both convincing Conservative victories. David Schofield takes Penn Wood and Old Amersham and Martin Phillips remains in control of Amersham and Chesham Bois. Just waiting for Chalfont St Giles now.
Soon to be High Wycombe Mayor Trevor Snaith has not managed to upset the apple cart, coming in third.
He has lost out to ex-BCC leader David Shakespeare.
Tylers Green & Loudwater
David Shakespeare Conservative 911 43.5% Elected
- Richard Postles UK Independence Party 590 28.2% Not elected
- Trevor Snaith Liberal Democrat 392 18.7% Not elected
- Mark Ferris Labour 201 9.6% Not elected
CDC: So you lot are all done at SBDC and WDC and I have to hang around waiting for three more results? Where's the justice in that?
Hazlemere was predicted to be one of the most interesting divisions with four well known candidates scrapping it out.
But the Tories have held off UKIP's challenge on this one.
- Katrina Wood Conservative 976 46.0% Elected
- Brian Mapletoft UK Independence Party 784 36.9% Not elected
- Ian Bates Labour 191 9.0% Not elected
- Wendy Guy Liberal Democrat 173 8.1% Not elected
WDC: And that's your lot, results wise, from the Wycombe count - the quickest one I've ever been a part of.
I will now try and grab a few of the winners, but it's amazing how fast the candidates have cleared out of the Wycombe Sports Centre.
Darren Hayday becomes the first independent candidate to win a BCC seat today.
He has pulled off a shock by beating Tory Ian McEnnis, former Chairman of Wycombe District Council.
Darren Hayday Independent 587 30.3% Elected
- Ian McEnnis Conservative 480 24.7% Not elected
- Hedley Luxton UK Independence Party 396 20.4% Not elected
- Henry Oriabure Labour 310 16.0% Not elected
- Neil Timberlake Liberal Democrat 167 8.6% Not elected
WDC: An emotional Carl Etholen (Cons) took the county seat in Ridgeway West.
WDC: And we have an Independent candidate from Wycombe, with Darren Hayday seeing off the Tory challenge from Ian McEnnis (Cons) in West Wycombe.
WDC: David Shakespeare (Cons) has secured the Tylers Green and Loudwater seat for another four years.
WDC: It has been quiet and, ultimately, predicatable in the Wycombe divisions - but UKIP has come close to two upsets...
Conservative Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner David Carroll was elected in Ridgeway East with 1,338 votes to UKIP candidate Nick Morris' 1,040.
And Brian Mapletoft (UKIP) ran Katrina Wood close in Hazlemere, but it is the Tory candidate who wins with 976 votes.
CDC: We're still awaiting three results here. Can someone send sandwiches to Chesham Leisure Centre please? I'm starving.
CDC: Patricia Birchely reflecting on her win: "It was a very narrow margin but I'm delighted to win. We anticipated a close vote and many people in the community pulled together for me and thank goodness it wasn't any tighter than that."
WDC: David Watson (Cons) has won in Flackwell, Little Marlow and Marlow South East.
WDC: Conservative Bill Bendyshe-Brown - aka: Triple B - has been elected for The Risboroughs division.
WDC: Michael Appleyard has won to ensure The Wooburns, Bourne End and Hendsor will be represented by a Conservative councillor.
CDC: Just 88 votes in that one #knifeedge
CDC: The Chiltern Ridges result is in and it's a narrow victory for the Conservatives over UKIP. Patricia Birchley takes 1,223 votes ahead of 1,135 for Barry Kempson.
WDC: *Time for the use of a cricket image*
Soon-to-be Wycombe District Council Leader Richard Scott (Cons) has kept his county seat in Marlow.
Valerie Letheren (Cons) will serve another term in Terriers and Amersham Hill, and Julia Wassell (Lib) has won again in Ryemead and Micklefield.
No shocks yet.
WDC: Blue is the colour in the Chiltern Villages ward, with Conservative Jean Teesdale storming to victory. She's on the podium on her own. She said: "I think this speaks volumes."
CDC: No sign of the winning candidate though. Another result announcement is imminent...
CDC: Another Tory win here as Noel Brown retains Chess Valley with 1,165 votes. Second placed UKIP candidate Richard Ness polled 468.
Here is the latest share of the vote stats:
Election results by party
Conservative 20 38.5%
- UK Independence Party 6 27.8%
- Liberal Democrat 3 15.4%
- Labour 1 12.3%
- Independent 0 4.3%
- Green 0 1.5%
- Trade Unionists & Socialists Against Cuts 0 < 1%
WDC: A delighted, beaming and any other word you want to use, Cllr Chaudhary Ditta told me : "I am over the moon, all the hard work has paid off.
"Thank you to the people who voted for me. We are the party that will deliver what we promised. We are working on returning A&E and other services to Wycombe Hospital and that will be my main aim."
CDC: He took 1,520 votes - finishing fairly comfortably ahead of UKIP's David Meacock, who was pictured in a rather fetching Union Jack jumper on the Telegraph website yesterday, who polled 879. Labour took 178 votes, Lib Dems 166.
CDC: Victory for the Conservatives in Chalfont St Peter as David Martin is voted in
SBDC: Right I'm off back to the office. In summary - it's seven wins from seven for the conservatives here at the SBDC count, with UKIP runners-up in five of the wards.
CDC: Getting conflicting reports about Chiltern Ridges - word now is the Tories have held it by a very narrow margin. I should probably stop speculating and wait for the actual announcement! Chalfont St Peter result is next up, so we're told...
SBDC: Quick clear up here. Currently reporting from the Curzon Centre Hall floor - my table and chair have disappeared - and here's Cliveden Cllr Dev Dillon's reaction after his narrow victory:
"It's a very big relief. A huge thanks for the residents of Burnham.
"I'm really happy they didn't bring the national issue to the local issue. Common sense did prevail.
"There were times when I was getting very suspicious but I was very calm and very peaceful all through my canvassing. I was getting some very positive responses from my parishioners."
The former leader of Wycombe District Council, Lesley Clarke, has retained her seat on the county council.
Lesley Clarke Conservative 793 47.3% Elected
- Riaz Ahmed Labour 401 23.9% Not elected
- Bob Harris UK Independence Party 379 22.6% Not elected
- Matt Knight Liberal Democrat 105 6.3% Not elected
CDC: More from Martin Tett, who admits the UKIP vote is down to HS2: “It would be a mistake to dismiss UKIP’s victories. There’s a trend of Conservative and Liberal losses along the line – losses like Great Missenden, Wendover and parts of Aylesbury are wholly down to it.
“The Government have to learn to listen to that message and look very seriously at this project and the damage it’s causing to the county and to the party.
“We’ve lost seats I didn’t expect to lose but we’ve held some where we might be vulnerable.
“It’s the most unpredictable election. The intervention of UKIP is proving a variable.”
WDC: So those county council election results in full:
Booker,Cressex & Castlefield: M. Hanif (Lab) 848;R. Hussein (Ind) 131;Z. Mohammed (Con) 1413;S. Parker (Lib Dem) 222;B Pearce (UKIP) 385.
Abbey: Riaz Ahmed (Lab) 401; Lesley Clarke (Con) 793; Bob Harris (UKIP) 379; Matt Knight (Lib Dem) 105.
Downley: Matt Brown (Lib Dem) 233; Wendy Mallen (Con) 1053; Mohammed Rafiq (Lab) 750; Vijay Srao (UKIP).
Totteridge & Bowerdean: C. Ditta (Lib Dem) 953; T. Green (Con) 482; G. Hussain (Lab) 671; P. Whitehead (UKIP) 354
BIG result in Great Missenden!
Residents seem to have sent Tory HQ a big message in protest against HS2 by voting in UKIP.
- Alan Stevens UK Independence Party 1243 40.7% Elected
- Sonia Brock Conservative 1151 37.7% Not elected
- Rob Green Independent 350 11.5% Not elected
- Christopher Barr Labour 186 6.1% Not elected
- Ruth Chenoweth Liberal Democrat 125 4.1% Not elected
CDC: Result from Chiltern Ridges is set to be announced shortly but I've just heard from a second source that it's gone to UKIP and current BCC cabinet member Patricia Birchley is on her way.
SBDC: Victorious SBDC leader Adrian Busby said he was very pleased and gave his heart-felt thanks to those who voted for him.
"I'll do my utmost to make sure I do all I can for them in the next 4 years.
"If you have a strong local presence, you get out and bang on doors and talk to people and you listen to what they have to say then I do feed them back and hopefully they get listend to."
CDC: Leader Martin Tett, duly re-elected, hopes candidates who've been elected prove to be serious politicians: “I really hope people who are getting elected are more than just paper candidates. It’s a demanding job that takes place during the day and with evening meetings, with people serving on a range of committees. It’s not a job for people who want to be elected and not be prepared to put in a lot of work."
Cabinet Member fo Transport Peter Hardy has been re-elected, staving off the challenge from the parish council chairman Chris Brown
Peter Hardy Conservative 881 47.2% Elected
- Chris Brown Independent 586 31.4% Not elected
- John Fagan UK Independence Party 302 16.2% Not elected
- Peter Chapman Liberal Democrat 98 5.2% Not elected
SBDC: Turnout was 26.7% here - lower than last year. Perhaps people were busy attending to their gardens...
WDC: In other news, Maz Hussain, Conservative, has won the Wycombe District Council by-election in the Disraeli ward - grabbing that seat from Labour after Victoria Groulef stood down.
WDC: Orange is on the board, Chaudhary Ditta (Lib Dem) has been elected in the Totteridge and Bowerdean division.
Liberal Democrats have bumped up their seat count with another couple of wins...
Raj Khan Liberal Democrat 820 33.6% Elected
- Roger Huntley UK Independence Party 616 25.3% Not elected
- Mike Padmore Labour 510 20.9% Not elected
- Edward Sims Conservative 493 20.2% Not elected
Avril Davies Liberal Democrat 1032 38.1% Elected
- Chris Poll Conservative 947 35.0% Not elected
- Nicholas Griffin UK Independence Party 534 19.7% Not elected
- Robert Kempster Labour 193 7.1% Not elected
WDC: Wendy Mallen (Cons) holds on to Downley for another four-year term.
WDC: Conservative Zahir Mohammed wins in Booker, Cressex and Castlefield, that's quickly followed by another blue win - this time for Lesley Clarke in the Abbey ward.
CDC: Victorious UKIP councillor Alan Stevens: "It's a splendid victory and it confirms people have been willing to take on the establishment."
He adds it's a sign of people's opposition to HS2: "The whole line in this area is going purple. It's a clear message - we'll see if they listen."
Margaret Aston Conservative 1197 44.0% Elected
- William Bate UK Independence Party 591 21.7% Not elected
- Roderick Floud Labour 428 15.7% Not elected
- David Lyons Green 348 12.8% Not elected
- Bette Melling Liberal Democrat 155 5.7% Not elected
WDC: RESULTS FRENZY...
SBDC: Ken Wright of UKIP put in a great challenge with 778 votes but Cllr Dillon wins with 822. It's almost pack up and go time! Now for some reaction...
A fifth win for UKIP...
Their campaign around Aylesbury seems to have been a success so far, with all five wins coming in that north Bucks area
Phil Gomm UK Independence Party 1027 35.6% Elected
- Jenny Bloom Conservative 871 30.2% Not elected
- Steve Patrick Liberal Democrat 594 20.6% Not elected
- Roy McNickle Labour 363 12.6% Not elected
- Helen Tucker Trade Unionists & Socialists Against Cuts 31 1.1% Not elected
CDC: Full result from Great Missenden - Alan Stevens (UKIP) 1,243, Sonia Brock (Con) 1,151, Rob Green (Ind) 350, Christopher Barr (Lab) 186, Ruth Chenoweth (LD) 125
SBDC: And in by far the closest result of the day, Dev Dhillon us re-elected for Clivedon - but only just!
Farnham Common & Burnham Beeches
Lin Hazell Conservative 1114 59.2% Elected
Paul Marshall UK Independence Party 541 28.7% Not elected
Jane Hartley Liberal Democrat 228 12.1% Not elected
CDC: In Little Chalfont and Amersham Common, Bucks CC Leader Martin Tett holds his seat comfortably. He takes 1,171 votes with UKIP's Christopher Cooke second with 542.
SBDC: Nope, no bearing on the result. Peter Hardy is re-elected with 881 votes ahead of Independent candidate Chris Brown, who won 586 votes.
Just Cliveden to go here now. This is how election counts should be done.
CDC: Alan Stevens takes 1,243 votes - just pipping Conservative Sonia Brock, who took 1,151.
CDC: UKIP victory in Great Missenden - Tories lose the seat.
WDC: Steve Baker MP said: "I'm very disappointed the turnout is so low. For someone like me who came into politics to try and change things, it's a profound challenge. We are still not reaching people and doing things differently.
"It's clear UKIP has done well because disgruntled Conservatives have supported them and that's a challenge because I still think the Conservative party is this country's best hope for prosperity for everyone.
"Between the turnout and UKIP's success, everyone who gives their time and money to be involved in politics will have to think very carefully how to meet the public's expectations."
Chris Adams, who helped run a protest campaign about parking fines issued in Marlow by the county council a few years ago, has been elected.
Cllr Adams, already a district councillor in Aylesbury, who was previously party leader Nigel Farage's campaign manager is now one of four UKIP candidates to win at BCC today.
Wendover, Halton & Stoke Mandeville
- Chris Adams UK Independence Party 1085 36.3% Elected
- Chris Richards Independent 768 25.7% Not elected
- Steve Bowles Conservative 720 24.1% Not elected
- Philip McGoldrick Labour 175 5.9% Not elected
- Sue Hetherington Green 145 4.9% Not elected
- Peter Vernon Liberal Democrat 96 3.2% Not elected
SBDC: Peter Hardy is the current councillor for Gerrards Cross and is the Cabinet Member for Planning and Transport on the Bucks County Council. Let's see if the state of the roads has a bearing on the result here...
CDC: So that's a gain for the Tories from Labour, although Bhatti was elected as a Conservative before defecting. Great Missenden result is probably going to be next.
SBDC: I can hardly keep up here... Lin Hazell wins Farnham Common and Burnham Beeches for the Tories - another re-election - and now Gerrards Cross are being called up!
CDC: Shaw takes 1,018 votes ahead of Labour's Mohammad Bhatti, who polled 756. Then it's UKIP candidate Reg Amos on 528, Lib Dems' Alison Pirouet on 322 and the Green Party's Phil Folly on 151.
CDC: Chesham results are in and it's a win for the Conservatives. Mark Shaw takes the seat.
WDC: Most of the hard-working counters have their feet up and arms crossed at the moment - not sure if they've finished, awaiting more papers or just fed up.
WDC: Labour are not feeling too confident here in Wycombe - but it's apprently very close in a number of divisions, so my spies say.
SBDC: Iver result: Ruth Vigor-Hedderly re-elected to the SBDC with 955 votes, although UKIP are beaten into third this time as John Alan Oxley wins 650 votes for the Liberal Democrats
SBDC: Iver result is in - and again it's a sea of blue...
The UKIP bandwagon is well and truly rolling now!
The party, headed by Nigel Farage, have now got 4 seats today.
Details of the two latest wins to follow...
SBDC: Beaconsfield results:
Adrian Busby, council leader of the SBDC, won with 1366 votes, ahead of Graham Smith of UKIP in second with 590 votes
Iver up next - announcement imminent...
Incredibly close race in Stone and Waddesdon seat - but UKIP has won its second BCC seat of the day!
Only a few % points between the top three, with Tories beaten into third.
Stone and Waddesdon
- Paul Irwin UK Independence Party 606 27.4% Elected
- David Vick Liberal Democrat 576 26.1% Not elected
- Clive Harriss Conservative 569 25.7% Not elected
- Mark Bale Independent 460 20.8% Not elected
SBDC: Adrian Busby re-elected for Tories in Beaconsfield
First victory for Lib Dems...
- Steven Lambert Liberal Democrat 921 41.6% Elected
- Barry Cooper UK Independence Party 702 31.7% Not elected
- Heather Wallace Conservative 333 15.0% Not elected
- Lynda Greenhill Labour 258 11.7% Not elected
WDC: Wycombe MP Steve Baker has arrived to cast his eye over proceedings. We're expecting the first results from Wycombe in the next 30mins - so hold on to your sun hats.
SBDC - UKIP went well again in Stoke Poges & Wexham: Official results as follows:
Trevor Eggleton CON - 1073 votes
John Davis UKIP - 616
John Hunter LAB - 194
Chris Woolley LD - 131
No shocks so far...
CDC: Rumours circulating here that Patricia Birchley has lost out to UKIP in Chiltern Ridges. Must stress this is just speculation at the moment, with the results still to be officially announced.
SBDC - It's another Tory victory in Stoke Poges - Beaconsfield being announced very shortly...
Roger Reed Conservative 942 53.4% Elected
- Susan Fagan UK Independence Party 657 37.2% Not elected
- Jeffrey Herschel Liberal Democrat 166 9.4% Not elected
UKIP put up another commendable effort in a north Bucks seat but lose out to the Tories...
- Janet Blake Conservative 1406 50.4% Elected
- Ben Saunders UK Independence Party 1051 37.7% Not elected
- Julian Newman Liberal Democrat 330 11.8% Not elected
SBDC: DENHAM - Roger Reed is re-elected to the BCC with 942 votes but a good turn out for UKIP who secured 657 votes. Closer than some might have called - Jeffrey Herschel, the Liberal Democrat candidate, won 160 votes
Robin Stuchbury Labour 927 40.0% Elected
- Patrick Fealey Conservative 884 38.2% Not elected
- Sheila Sewell UK Independence Party 385 16.6% Not elected
- Lucy Monger Liberal Democrat 119 5.1% Not elected
They've called in the heavies at the Wycombe election count... #BFPElections http://t.co/Tnw28H2gA6— @_SimonFarr 03 May 2013
SBDC: And the first results are in - it's a tory victory in Denham - results to follow...
Details of a first win for Labour at BCC today coming through
SBDC: Cllr Adrian Busby, Leader of the SBDC, is keeping his cards close to his chest. His results are usually out first and he had this to say:
"You can never underestimate the competition but I was told I was the only candidate to put out leaflets and the only one banging on doors."
So here is how it looks in terms of the share of the vote by party so far.
Interesting reading, with UKIP in second, and not a million miles away from the Tories...
Party name Seats won % of votes
Conservative 4 35.3%
UKIP 1 30.6%
Liberal Democrat 0 19.3%
Labour 0 12.5%
Green 0 2.3%
Independent 0 0.0%
Trade Unionists & Socialists Against Cuts 0 0.0%
CDC: Results still to be officially confirmed but the word filtering through to us is it's a Labour victory in Chesham.
WDC: Katrina Wood (Cons) said she is disappointed with the turnout, which she believes is due to the public being "disillusioned with politics". How do we change that? "Make it compulsory to vote. A lot of people are looking at national politics, and not the local issues.”
WDC: Brian Pollock (Lib) is confident the Lib Dems will hold on to their BCC seats in Wycombe but is not expecting his party to make any additional gains.
- John Chilver Conservative 953 37.1% Elected
- Llew Monger Liberal Democrat 841 32.7% Not elected
- John Day UK Independence Party 461 17.9% Not elected
- Jon Harvey Labour 160 6.2% Not elected
- Mary Hunt Green 155 6.0% Not elected
UKIP put up a good fight in Aston Clinton & Bierton division but lost out by about three per cent
Aston Clinton & Bierton
Bill Chapple Conservative 1048 39.2% Elected
Nigel Hayward UK Independence Party 975 36.4% Not elected
Jonathan Gilpin Liberal Democrat 428 16.0% Not elected
Martin Abel Labour 224 8.4% Not elected
SBDC: Up and live here in Beaconsfield. Quiet atmosphere as counting has begun. Candidates are waiting patiently, cup of tea in one hand, engaging in polite small talk. We'll try and get some of their thoughts soon
Former Deputy Leader Bill Chapple has held onto his seat and there is more news of Conservative victories filtering through from the north
Aylesbury South East
Brian Roberts Conservative 994 39.9% Elected
Heather Adams UK Independence Party 697 28.0% Not elected
Mark Willis Liberal Democrat 363 14.6% Not elected
David Caldwell Labour 326 13.1% Not elected
Chris Peeler Green 112 4.5% Not elected
Warren Whyte Conservative 838 44.2% Elected
John Russell UK Independence Party 520 27.5% Not elected
Patrick Collins Labour 449 23.7% Not elected
Richard Lloyd Liberal Democrat 87 4.6% Not elected
Conservative supporters don't get too downcast though...
News filtering through, again from the north of the county, of TWO Tory victories...
So will this be the first UKIP win of many or just a blip?
Big news either way, as the rising party gets its first councillor at BCC
Aylesbury North West
Andy Huxley UK Independence Party 939 44.8% Elected
Niknam Hussain Liberal Democrat 543 25.9% Not elected
Michael Beall Labour 312 14.9% Not elected
Denise Summers Conservative 302 14.4% Not elected
CDC: In the meantime we've just had the turnout announced. Overall in the district it was 33.57 per cent. Chiltern Ridges had the highest turnout with 40.28 per cent, in Little Chalfont and Amersham Common it was just 29.44 per cent.
Will the @buckscc election winners parade through Wycombe on top of this BCC truck? #BFPElections http://t.co/FrBxzhZB99— @_SimonFarr 03 May 2013
CDC: The count is now officially underway - results soon hopefully!
WDC: The average turn out in Wycombe was 28.75%, it was 40.1% across the whole of Buckinghamshire in 2009.
UKIP has got its first Bucks County Councillor - result details to come
WDC: Turnouts for each division have been announced, ranging from the highest of 37.28% in Booker, Cressex and Castlefield - to the lowest, 24.16%, in Abbey.
You can keep track of the results by clicking on our election table by clicking HERE.
CDC: We're expecting Little Chalfont and Amersham Common - Martin Tett's ward - to be the first result to be announced, but there's still no sign of the current Leader of Bucks County Council here at the count. Chesham and Great Missenden will then follow after that.
WDC: I've already spoken to Tony Green (Con - Totteridge & Bowerdean) and Ian Bates (Lab - Hazlemere) who are standing in two of the tightest looking divisions, on paper. A lot of nervous faces pacing around at the moment...
WDC: Simon Farr here at Wycombe Sports Centre where, remarkably, the count has already begun!
CDC: Chesham’s Lib Dem candidate Alison Pirouet thinks her seat is too close to call. She said: “No work was being done yesterday by any party except in Chesham.
“I’m feeling apprehensive rather than nervous. I couldn’t call it either way, I don’t know what’s going on. There’s too many anomalies.”
She was joined out on the campaign trail yesterday by her son Tom – who was celebrating his 21st birthday.
She also thinks UKIP are a genuine threat at this election - "It'll happen" are her words.
CDC: Great Missenden is probably one to keep an eye on as well. At district level the Tories lost the seat to an independent councillor two years ago. It was one of the safest Conservative seats at county level four years ago - Mike Colston polled 65.2 per cent of the votes cast - but it could be a different story this time because of the amount of anger over HS2 in the village.
CDC: Chesham is probably going to be a tightly fought contest between two former mayors (Mohammad Bhatti of Labour and Lib Dem Alison Pirouet) and the current deputy, Conservative Mark Shaw, who is likely to take over the chains of office from Colette Littley later this month.
CDC: Chesham's current county councillor Mohammad Bhatti is confident of getting 700 to 800 votes. He was elected to the council as a Conservative but defected to Labour last year. At the last election the Labour candidate polled just 130 votes.
CDC: The actual count is probably going to start at 11am, once verification is done. And the subsequent coffee break that the counters will no doubt need.
CDC: Good morning from Chesham, where verification is underway for the count. I'm told we're expecting our first result here at about 11.15am.
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