Local election results for South of Meridian region

A round-up of the latest results for the South of the Meridian region.

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Local elections: Conservatives hold on to Winchester

The local election count was at the city's Guildhall

Counting has been underway all day at the Guildhall in Winchester following the biggest election in the city since 2002. The results were confirmed this afternoon. The Conservatives have held on to control of the city council, despite a tough battle from the Lib Dems. Kate Bunkall was at the count on Saturday. Here's her report.

Local elections: Winchester City Council count over

The Conservatives retain control of Winchester City Council after this week's local elections. The entire body was up for re-election. The count has taken place at the city's Guildhall today.

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Round up of local election results in the south

These elections were for a third or half of local council seats - not full councils. So, Labour holds Southampton with a slim majority of 25 councillors - winning 12 seats on the night. The Conservatives have 19 seats.

Labour now has 19 councillors in Crawley - gaining one extra seat. The Conservatives have 17.

The Lib Dems in Eastleigh - 38 seats overall - against the Tories 6. The Lib Dems held 12 and gained one extra. The Conservative party - 2.

The Conservatives remain the largest party in Portsmouth with 19 seats - but fall short of a majority, with no overall control. Tory leader, Councillor Donna Jones, said her minority administration will continue to work with UKIP and the Labour Party.

With the story, in the South - here's Rachel Hepworth.

Jeremy Corbyn under fire for 'inept leadership'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire from within his own party after last night's local election results.

Cllr John Ferrett, Labour leader at Portsmouth City Council, spoke out after the Conservatives were the dominant party at the south coast authority.

He Labour's performance had been an "absolute disaster" - and blamed Mr Corbyn's "inept leadership".

Video report: Labour holds onto Southampton

Video report: Labour holds onto Southampton. Inbtrerviews with Councillor Simon Letts, Leader of Southampton City Council and Councillor Satvir Kaur, Communities, Culture & Leisure.

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