Lee Sherriff is aiming to be the first ever female MP in Cumbria. The mother of 3 from Carlisle has been selected as Labour's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the city. The seat is number 15 on the list of Labour target seats for the next election. John Bevir reports.
In the Scottish Borders - there is no overall control and the coalition is yet to be decided. The SNP gained 3 seats, Independents also gained 3, the Borders party held 2 seats, the Scottish Liberal Democrats lost 4, and the Scottish Conservatives lost 2.
In Dumfries and Galloway... Independents gained 5, Labour gained 1, SNP lost 3, Scottish Liberal democrats lost 2, Scottish Conservatives lost 1, again no overall control. Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell admitted that the coalition's voters have voiced their annoyance with the government.
Tim Farron, the president of the LibDems - and MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale talks to Pam Royle about whether the LibDem losses are down to being in coalition government - and if it's destroying their grass roots support.
South Lakeland Opposition leader Cllr James Airey said today's loss of four seat shouldbe blamed on what is happening nationally.He added: "We've lost some great councillors today and Dave and Georgeneed to remember how important grass roots politics are."
There is no overall control of the authority, with the coalition yet to be decided.
- Labour: 15 seats (+1)
- Scottish Conservative and Unionist: 14 seats (-1)
- Scottish Liberal Democrats: 1 seat (-2)
- Scottish National Party: 9 seats (-3)
- Independents: 7 seats (+5)
There is no overall control for the authority, with a coalition yet to be decided.
- Scottish Conservative and Unionist: 10 (-2)
- Scottish National Party: 9 (+3)
- Independents: 7 (+3)
- Scottish Liberal Democrats: 6 (-4)
- The Borders Party: 2 (no change)
Labour is the biggest party but there is still no one party in overall control.