Tories Lose Peterborough Council After UKIP Pick Up Seats - Local Tory MP Slams 'Disastrous Policies'.

Labour beat Tory Steve Allen in Park ward, Peterborough

CONSERVATIVES were dealt a blow in Peterborough last night after losing 4 seats and the Council to No Overall Control, TBG can reveal.

Local Tories told TBG, "It is going to be close", but many activists had no idea how the evening would progress. Tory MP for Peterborough, Stewart Jackson, exclusively told TBG yesterday he didn't expect UKIP to make gains in the City of Peterborough but more in the rural areas, this was proven wrong.

After results were announced Jackson sensationally slammed the Tory councils "disastrous policies" he himself has been outspoken about in criticism. "The brown bins, raising the pay of council executives and the Newborough energy park are all bad judgement calls" - he said.

UKIP took seats from the Conservatives in Bretton North, Orton Longueville and Paston. Labour gained the Tory seat in Park ward where Steve Allen was standing for the Conservative Party.

The council is now comprised of 28 Conservatives, 12 Labour, 7 Independents, 4 Liberal Democrats, 3 Liberals and 3 UKIP.

The Lib Dems lost control of neighboring Cambridge City Council to the Labour Party.