Election coverage: Counting under way for Harborough elections - results to follow later

By-election result for the Little Bowden ward of Harborough District Council has already been announced

Friday, 7th May 2021, 9:38 am
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 9:40 am
Thousands of people all over Harborough went to the polls as they took part in the Leicestershire County Council election as well as backing a new Police and Crime Commssioner.

Counting is getting under way today (Friday) after the local elections went ahead yesterday on a day dubbed Super Thursday.

Thousands of people all over Harborough went to the polls as they took part in the Leicestershire County Council election as well as backing a new Police and Crime Commssioner.

Your votes for the Harborough area of the county council will be counted at Harborough Leisure Centre on Northampton Road, Market Harborough from 11.30am today.

Results should start to come through early this afternoon.

People yesterday were voting to return a councillor for the seven Harborough district divisions of Broughton Astley, Bruntingthorpe, Gartree, Launde, Lutterworth, Market Harborough East and Market Harborough West and Foxton.

There are 55 county councillors in Leicestershire altogether - and all the seats were up for grabs in yesterday’s election showdown.

Around 550,000 people in the county are able to vote.

People in Harborough and across Leicestershire were also voting to elect a new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the county yesterday.

We will find out tomorrow (Saturday) who’s won the race to become the new PCC as counting won’t begin until tomorrow morning.

Meanwhile, the ruling Conservatives have won a by-election in Little Bowden ward of Harborough District Council.

Peter Critchley came out on top as he defeated five rival candidates - 41 per cent of eligible voters turned out yesterday.

This is the full result:

BOTTLE, Clare Lucy (Women`s Equality Party) 149

CRITCHLEY, Peter Henry Stuart (The Conservative Party Candidate) 727 (ELECTED)

LAMBERT, Robin Andrew (Independent) 61

MORGAN, Mary Scott (Green Party) 122

PANTER, Maria Elizabeth – (Labour Party) 213

WARD, James Robin (Liberal Democrat) 507