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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 stay ahead of Lib Dems in Hampshire County Council's Winchester wards

The Conservatives have won four of the seven seats on Hampshire County Council in the Winchester area overnight, with the Liberal Democrats securing the three others around the city. This matches the same outcome as the county council elections four year ago.

Winchester has long been a battleground between the two parties and the the Lib Dems were hopeful that the strong support for Remain at the EU referendum last year would work in their favour - 59% of those who voted supported us staying in Europe nearly a year ago.

Some seats did swap hands. The Lib Dems gained the Winchester Eastlands ward from the Conservatives, while the Tories took Winchester Downlands from the Lib Dems.

Labour, the Green Party and UKIP ended the night empty handed in this part of the county council's catchment area.

  • Patricia Stallard (Con) received 71% of the vote in Southern Parishes
  • Martin Tod (Lib Dem) held his seat in Winchester Westgate
  • Andrew Wainwright (Green Party) failed to win a seat

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