The Labour Party has won control of Swindon Borough Council, gaining 10 seats following yesterday’s Borough-wide election.

Of the 19 seats up for election this year, 11 seats changed hands with the Labour Group taking 10 from the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats gaining the vacant seat in Wroughton and Wichelstowe, which was previously held by the Conservatives.

Labour took the Haydon Wick seat of Conservative Leader David Renard as well as the seats in Chiseldon and Lawn; Eastcott; Liden, Eldene and Park South; Lydiard and Freshbrook; Old Town; Penhill and Upper Stratton; Priory Vale; St Andrews; and St Margaret and South Marston.

Following the election, Labour has a nine-seat majority with 33 seats overall. The Conservatives have 22 seats with the Liberal Democrats having one. There is one independent councillor in the chamber.

Turnout for the election was 35 per cent overall. Full election results following today’s count at the Council-owned STEAM Museum is available on the Council’s website