Academies, elections, and the referendum. Maria Caulfield, the Tory MP for Lewes, Lord Stoneham, the Lib Dem peer from Hampshire, Labour's Baroness Smith from Sussex, and Ray Finch the UKIP MEP for south east England debate the issues that matter to people in the Meridian region.
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A would-be councillor says he was shocked to receive no votes at all, despite voting for himself.
Medway Council have been accused of having 'serious questions to answer' after they apparently failed to account for all votes cast in Rainham North on May 7th.
Paul Dennis says he is convinced that at least 30 other people voted for him - including his wife-to-be.
He has complained to Medway Council but the returning officer says the result still stands. Sarah Saunders reports.
Several senior Lib Dems from the south have joined calls for Nick Clegg to resign as party leader in the wake of Thursday's elections. Lib Dem candidate in Winchester Jackie Porter says the Lib Dems need a new leader.
Former Romsey MP Sandra Gidley has signed a letter urging Mr Clegg to quit. It's also been signed by Martin Tod, a Winchester councillor, who was the Lib Dems' general election candidate there in 2010.
There is little doubt that the UK Independence Party (UKIP) has the most to cheer about tonight as the political parties analyse the local council election results. But it was by no means a total landslide.
In the Thames Valley, though, things remain much the same. There is no change in West Oxfordshire or Cherwell with the Conservatives staying in control at both district councils.
At Basingstoke and Deane no change either, still no overall control, although UKIP gained one council seat. Labour retained control of Reading.
The big blow to Labour, was a failure to wrestle control of Swindon from the Tories. More details now from our political correspondent Phil Hornby.
Turn out Hart District Council wards as follows:
Blackwater & Hawley - 35.01%
Crookham East - 41.40%
Crookham West and Ewshot - 37.40%
Fleet Central - 39.53%
Fleet East - 41.81%
Fleet West - 39.03%
Hartley Wintney - 38.38%
Hook - 41.20%
Odiham - 39.04%
Yateley East - 37.71%
Yateley West - 38.17%
There is no change at Adur Council with the Tories retaining control despite losing four seats.
Conservatives have held Worthing Borough Council in West Sussex - no change.
Results for Oxford City Council: Labour get 17 seats, Lib Dems get 5 and Greens 3.
After the success for his party in the local elections Ukip leader Nigel Farage says he'll stand somewhere south of the Thames at General Election.
Mr Farage has previously indicated that he would stand for election somewhere in Kent.