Conservative Landslide Election
Written by Hitmix Local News on 9 May 2021
The Conservatives will continue to run Staffordshire County Council for another four years after another landslide election victory.
The Tory party landed 57 of the 62 seats – an increase of seven. Labour won four with the Independents grabbing the other.
Newcastle turned Blue, as the Tories swept the board taking all nine seats – retaining six and winning three from Labour.
Meanwhile Ben Adams has been elected as the new Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime in Staffordshire after beating four other candidates.
Over in neighbouring Cheshire, former police chief John Dwyer is back as Police and Crime Commissioner, a role he had between 2012 and 2016.
He’s taken the seat from David Keane.