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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.

23% turnout to vote in Devon & Cornwall PCC election

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The turnout for the Devon & Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner election is 23% with over 294,000 casting their vote.

Listed in alphabetical order, here are the people standing for election as Police and Crime Commissioner for the area is:

  • Jonathan Leslie Smith, UKIP
  • William Morris, Independent
  • Richard Younger-Ross, Liberal Democrat
  • Bob Spencer, Independent
  • Gareth Derrick, Labour
  • Alison Hernandez, Conservative

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

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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