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General Election 2017: What do voters want in Nuneaton?

We sent Bob Warman to speak to voters out on the streets of Nuneaton in Warwickshire.

Residents here have divided their election loyalties over the years, so have they made up their minds just three weeks ahead of the vote?

  1. Anglia

Tories strengthen grip on Northants County Council

The Conservatives have increased their overall majority on Northamptonshire County Council to 29.

The Conservatives have increased their overall majority on Northamptonshire County Council to 29.

The Labour party remain the official opposition on the council and gained a single additional seat.

The Liberal Democrats were cut to two members while UKIP lost all three of the seats the party won in 2013.

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  1. National

UKIP vote collapses in its former Lincolnshire heartlands

  • Video report by ITV News Political Correspondent Paul Brand

Ukip saw a dreadful day in the local elections - and nowhere more than in their former heartlands in Lincolnshire.

The party went from the official council opposition to being wiped off the electoral map as voters abandoned the party in droves - with most switching over to the Conservatives.

Many said that they did not like current leader Paul Nuttall - who is due to stand as an MP in the area's Boston and Skegness constituency in 2017.

Others believed that with the vote for Brexit won, Theresa May was in the best position to deliver an exit.

With some predicting that Ukip was a spent political force, others insisted that the party would return.

Victoria Ayling, a former Ukip councillor, said: "We came from nothing and we will rise from the ashes."

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Local election council: Lincolnshire - Conservative gain

Conservative gain control of Lincolnshire County Council Credit: ITV News Central

The Conservative Party have taken overall control of Lincolnshire County Council.

The gain came at the expense of UKIP who were completely wiped out.

UKIP's Lisa Duffy said the results were not a 'disaster' for the party but acknowledged it was 'very disappointing' it had been wiped out in Lincolnshire.

Breakdown of the 70 (declared) seats in Lincolnshire:

  • Conservative 58
  • Independent 4
  • Lincolnshire Independents 1
  • Lab 6 seats
  • Lib Dem 1
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