New West Suffolk Council election results

03 May 2019

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Results are now in for the first election to the new West Suffolk Council.

The council replaces the former St Edmundsbury Borough Council and Forest Heath District Council, with 64 councillors across West Suffolk.

The full results are on the West Suffolk Council’s website

The new council will be made up of 36 Conservatives, 15 independent/unaligned, 7 West Suffolk Independents, 5 Labour and 1 Green Councillor. Eight of the seats were uncontested.

The turnout was 31.79% with over 33,000 ballot papers issued.

Prior to the Local Government elections on Thursday 2 May 2019, a ‘Make Your Mark’ campaign was run, encouraging candidates to stand as parish, town and district councillors.

Local Parish and Town Council elections were held and the results of these can be found at

Chief Executive Ian Gallin, said: “I would like to thank everyone who took part in and worked on the election. Welcome to all our councillors and we look forward to working with you.”

The first meeting of the new council will take place on 22 May, when a Leader and a Chair are elected.

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