THE CONSERVATIVE Party retained their dominant control of Wychavon District Council by claiming 39 of the 45 available seats.
The Tories gained an extra three seats compared to 2011 while the Liberal Democrats maintained five seats and UKIP gained their first seat on the council.
The local elections took place on Friday (May 8) and Coun Mark Goodge retained the Badsey seat for the Conservatives against Independent Mary Campbell and UKIPs Tony Haugh.
Coun Emma Stokes retained her seat in Bengeworth, with fellow Tory councillor Martin King claiming the other ahead of UKIPs Jeremy Farrow and Christopher Wilson of the Green Party.
Coun Keith Wright claimed one of the Liberal Democrats five seats after he retained Bretforton and Offenham against David Ernest of the Conservatives.
The pair of seats in Broadway and Wickamford went to the Conservatives as Coun Liz Eyre retained her seat with newly-elected coun Bradley Thomas, against competition from Baron Fullstop of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party, and the Green Party’s Liam Wilson.
Eckington’s Conservative councillor Ron Davis retained his seat against Labour’s Cilla Cameron while in Evesham North
Conservative councillor Jo Sandalls retained her seat along with fellow Tory councillor Robert Raphael against Liberal Democrat
Tim Haines, UKIPs Richard Keel and Colin Tether of the Green Party.
In Evesham South Conservatives Jim Bulman and Ken Barclay won the two seats on offer in a closely fought contest against the Green Party’s Edward Cohen.
Fladbury returned to a single district councillor where Coun Michelle English of the Conservatives won the seat ahead of Diana Brown of the Liberal Democrats and Julian Eldridge of the Green Party.
Coun Charlie Homer retained Harvington and Norton for the Tories against Sarah Cohen of the Green Party, while the Conservatives Gerry O’Donnell and Frances Smith claimed the two seats in Little Hampton against UKIPs Peter Long, and Jonathan Thompson of the Green Party.
Pershore saw three councillors elected with Conservatives Val Wood and Liberal Democrat Charles Tucker retaining their seats together with newly-elected Conservative councillor Tony Rowley.
Independent David Annis, Peter Brookbank of Labour, Carolyn Harford of the Liberal Democrats, David Smith of the Conservatives, Jonny Townsend of UKIP and Derrick Watt of the Liberal Democrats were the ones to miss about.
And in Pinvin, Liberal Democrat CounLiz Tucker retained the seat against Clive Brooker of the Conservatives.
Only 28 of the 32 wards in Wychavon were contested and among those returned unchallenged were Adrian Hardman in Bredon, Alistair Adams in Honeybourne and Pebworth and Rob Adams in Norton and Harvington.
Council leader Paul Middlebrough, said: “Lots of things have come together today with Labour now gone and being replaced by a UKIP councillor.
“But were all very said to see John Smith lose his seat after so long on Wychavon.”
Mark Sidney Goodge, Conservative – 681 ELECTED
Anthony Haugh, UKIP – 279
Mary Elizabeth Campbell, Independant – 574
Turnout 68.7 per cent
Jeremy Farrow, UKIP – 986
Martin Thomas King, Conservative – 1,385 ELECTED
Emma Stokes, Conservative – 1,199 ELECTED
Christopher Wilson, Green Party – 687
Turnout 61.5 per cent
BRETFORTON AND OFFENHAM
David Nigel Ernest, Conservative – 665
Keith Wright, Liberal Democrat – 840 ELECTED
Turnout 60 per cent
BROADWAY AND WICKHAMFORD
Baron Fullstop, Official Monster Raving Loony Party – 326
Liz Eyre, Conservative – 2,048 ELECTED
Bradley Thomas, Conservative – 1,533 ELECTED
Liam Wilson, Green Party – 684
Turnout 73.2 per cent
Priscilla Cameron, Labour – 518
Ron Davis, Conservative – 1,177 ELECTED
Turnout 76.2 per cent
Timothy Haines, Liberal Democrat – 456
Richard Keel, UKIP – 702
Robert Raphael, Conservative – 908 ELECTED
Jo Sandalls, Conservative – 774 ELECTED
Colin Tether, Green Party – 616
Turnout 60.7 per cent
Ken Barclay, Conservative – 1,271 ELECTED
Jim Bulman, Conservative – 1,368 ELECTED
Edward Cohen, Green Party – 903
Turnout 61.3 per cent
Diana Brown, Liberal Democrat – 338
Julian Eldridge, Green Party – 289
Michelle English, Conservative – 1,061 ELECTED
Turnout 77.4 per cent
Ged Bearcroft, UKIP – 624 ELECTED
Michael Parker, Green Party – 201
John Smith, Conservative – 607
Turnout 66.7 per cent
HARVINGTON AND NORTON
Sarah Cohen, Green Party – 395
Charlie Homer, Conservative – 1,103 ELECTED
Turnout 74.2 per cent
Peter Long, UKIP – 808
Gerry O’Donnell, Conservative – 1,233 ELECTED
Frances Smith, Conservative – 1,030 ELECTED
Jonathan Thomson, Green Party – 534
Turnout 60.1 per cent
David Annis, Independent – 783
Peter Brookbank, Labour – 771
Carolyn Harford, Liberal Democrat – 1,035
Tony Rowley, Conservative – 1,419 ELECTED
David Smith, Conservative – 1,226
Jonny Townsend, UKIP – 934
Charles Tucker, Liberal Democrat – 1,598 ELECTED
Derrick Watt, Liberal Democrat – 858
Val Wood, Conservative – 1,315 ELECTED
Turnout 66.7 per cent
Clive Brooker, Conservative – 608
Liz Tucker, Liberal Democrat – 1,129 ELECTED
Turnout 74.8 per cent