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Liberal Democrats hold on to Cheltenham Council

Liberal Democrats hold on to Cheltenham Town Council Credit: ITV News

The Liberal Democrats hold Cheltenham Town Council gaining five seats. They now have 29 out of 40 seats despite losing the Parliamentary seat.

The Conservatives won 3 seats, People Against Bureaucracy Group won 1 seat and the Independent party won 1 seat.

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Count reveals fiercely competitive Avon & Somerset PCC seat

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The position for Avon & Somerset's Police & Crime Commissioner is being fiercely contested - as the count enters its final stages.

Conservative candidate Mark West has taken the most votes from West Somerset, but current Police & Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has won in Taunton Dean.

Labour candidate Kerry Barker currently lies in third.

27% turnout to vote for Avon & Somerset PCC

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The turnout for the Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner election is 27% with over 325,000 casting their vote.

Listed in alphabetical order, here are the people standing for election as Police and Crime Commissioner for the Avon and Somerset Police Area:

  • Kerry Barker, Labour Party
  • Chris Briton, Green Party
  • Paul Crossley, Liberal Democrats
  • Aaron Warren Foot, UK Independence Party (UKIP)
  • Sue Mountstevens, Independent
  • Kevin Stewart Phillips, Independent
  • Mark Weston, Conservative Party

The result is due to be announced later today (6 May).

Stroud District Council: Counting underway

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It's been a night of elections across the West, including Police and Crime Commissioner elections, mayoral elections and local council ones.

Swindon's council results have already been announced, but who's will be counted and tallied up next?

Counting is now underway in Stroud for the Stroud District Council results.

For the first time since 2002, all 47 seats on the council are up for election on the same day.

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Significant rise in turnout for Bristol elections

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Bristol has seen a big turnout for its local elections.

45% voted in the mayoral election - that's up from 28% in 2012.

  • • 44.87% for the Mayoral election
  • • 44.76% for the local election

Election staff will be counting papers over from today (6 May) until Sunday.

DECLARATION TIMES

  • 6 May – Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner
  • 7 May – Mayor of Bristol
  • 8 May – 70 local councillors results

Swindon Borough Council: Labour gains but Conservatives retain control

In Swindon, where a third of the council seats were up for election, the ruling Conservative group lost two wards.

They maintain a majority of three on the Borough, where they've been the controlling party for 12 years.

Labour has gained two seats on Swindon Borough Council, but not enough to prevent the Conservatives retaining control. Credit: ITV West Country

Overall the Conservatives hold 30 seats, Labour 25, and the Liberal Democrats two.

One third of the seats on Swindon Borough Council were up for grabs. Leader of Swindon Council Cllr David Renard says it's good news regardless of the loss of the two wards.

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