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No party gains majority in Dumfries and Galloway

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The results of the vote count in Dumfries and Galloway have been declared, with the Scottish Conservatives gaining the most councillors but no party taking overall control.

16 Tory councillors have been elected, with Labour and the SNP tied on 11 each.

Four independent candidates were elected and one candidate from Liberal Democrats.

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Votes prepared for count in D&G and the Borders this morning

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Ballot boxes are ready and waiting for the votes to be counted at venues in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders this morning.

The local elections count will begin at 9.00am.

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Cumbria local election votes being counted

The count in the Sands Centre. Credit: ITV Border

Votes are being counted for the local council elections in Cumbria.

The polls closed at 10pm on Thursday 4 May, and results are expected in the early hours of Friday morning.

The 84 seats on Cumbria County Council are all being contested, across Carlisle, Eden, Allerdale, Copeland, South Lakeland and Barrow.

Voters across region head to the polls

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Voters in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders are heading to the polls today, to vote in the local council elections.

Polling stations opened at 7.00am and will close at 10.00pm.

  • In Cumbria, all 84 of the authority's seats are being contested across Carlisle, Eden, Allerdale, Copeland, South Lakeland and Barrow.
  • In Dumfries and Galloway, 43 seats are being contested, with 22 seats needed for a majority.
  • In the Scottish Borders, all 34 seats are being contested.

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