Local Elections round-up for South and South East

Voters in the ITV Meridian region headed to the polls on Thursday for local elections. Voting took place at 88 councils across England, Wales and Scotland until polling stations closed at 10pm.

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Conservatives hold on to Wiltshire gaining 7 seats

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The Conservatives have held on to Wiltshire gaining 7 seats in the council's unitary election.

The party won 68 seats, up on their previous 61.

Labour held on to three seats, losing one seat.

The Liberal Democrats held on to 20 seats, losing two.

Seven seats were won by Independent candidates, a loss of three.

Ukip lost their only seat on the council.

The turnout for the election was 39.59% of an electorate of 361,681.

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