LOCAL ELECTIONS: Re-elected leader says, 'I want us to win 40 seats today'

County Hall leader Heather Smith says she is euphoric with her victory - and revealed her target.

Friday, 5th May 2017, 4:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:21 pm
Heather Smith

With votes still being counted and the Tories over turning two wards, Councillor Smith was in buoyant mood after her victory was announced.

She said: "Euphoric really. All news has been incredibly good news all morning.

" A lot of candidates worked incredibly hard they deserve to do well.

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"There are 57 seats in the county, let's try and go for 40, that's my little target really."

Councillor Smith retained Oundle with 2,608 votes - extending her majority by about 500.