The Green Party achieved its first-ever seat on Coventry City Council following yesterday’s local elections.
Stephen Gray won the Holbrook seat from Labour while Labour made a gain of their own, with Abdul Jobbar winning the Westwood seat from the Conservatives.
The turnout for the city was 28.48 per cent of the electorate
Last night’s results means the Council has 39 Labour councillors, 14 Conservative councillors and one Green Party councillor.
A total of 980 people were employed to work at 140 polling stations across the city and at the count which was held at the Ericsson Exhibition Halls at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
Polling stations opened at 7am and the last result was announced at the CBS Arena about 3.30am this morning.
Martin Reeves, Chief Executive of Coventry City Council and the city’s Returning Officer, paid tribute to all those who took part.
“Although a lot of hard work and long hours for many, the election was a great success and that is testament to everyone who took part and I thank them for all they have done.”