In Swindon, the Conservatives have kept control of the council - just. They now have a majority of just one seat. It was a very close contest with Labour, who had targeted Swindon as a possible gain. The whole council was up for election, with boundary changes in place.
Labour gained 7 seats, while the Conservatives lost 8 and the Independents also lost 1. The make-up of the council now stands: Conservatives: 29, Labour: 24, Lib Dem: 4
A third of seats are also being contested in Stroud. However, counting starts at about 9 O'clock this morning, with a result due later today. The council is currently under "no overall control".
In Cheltenham the Liberal Democrats have held on to control of the council. There was no change in the number of seats held by the Lib Dems, the Conservatives lost one seat and Independents gained one.The make-up of the council is now:Lib Dems 25Conservatives 11Independents 4
The Conservatives have lost control of the council to "no overall control".
The make-up of the council is now: Conservative 18, Labour 9, Liberal Democrats 9.
The final result has been declared in Gloucester. The Conservatives have lost control of the council to "no overall control". Labour gained one seat and the Conservatives lost one.
The make-up of the council is now:Conservative 18Labour 9Liberal Democrats 9
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Leader of the Conservative group in Cheltenham, Duncan Smith has been speaking to Ken Goodwin about the count:
Latest results from Swindon, where the whole council is up for election, 57 seats in total. The latest results show the Conservative have taken 9 seats and Labour 6.
Election expert, Professor Colin Rallings, had said that if Labour were to take Swindon it would show that the party had advanced significantly since last year. It seems it is a straight two-party fight between Labour and the Conservatives.