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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Ukip wiped out in the Thames Valley

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Ukip lost all of its councillors on Hampshire County Council which meant a substantial gain for the Tories - who now have 56 members - up by 10.

The Liberal Democrats increased its number by one.

In Oxfordshire, the county council is still in no overall control. The Tories kept their seats but did not make a gain.

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In Buckinghamshire - the Conservatives and Independents gained councillors.

The Conservatives held on to Wiltshire, taking seats from all other parties.

In Surrey, they gained two seats.

Rachel Hepworth has a full round-up of the results.

Rachel spoke to Cllr Ian Hudspeth Con Group Leader, Oxfordshire County Council, Cllr Richard Webber Lib Dem Group Leader, Oxfordshire County Council and Cllr Liz Brighouse Lab Group Leader, Oxfordshire County Council.

She also spoke to Andrew Huxley Former UKIP councillor and Cllr Keith House Hampshire County Council, Lib Dem.

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