Local elections: Southampton

The Conservatives are out in front in this unitary authority. The other main parties are keen to make inroads.

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Labour celebrate after Southampton win

The word 'landslide' is over-used in elections, but that's what happened in Southampton. The Tories were defending 14 seats, and lost 10 to Labour. Labour also won a seat from Lib Dems. This was one of Labour's top target councils. Conservatives were defending controversial record of council cuts.

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