1. ITV Report

Plymouth turns red as Labour gain control from Conservatives

In Plymouth, Labour have gained control of the council from the Conservatives. Labour gained 6 seats, the Conservatives lost 5 and UKIP lost 1 seat.

The make-up of the council is now: Labour 31, Conservatives 26.

The make-up of the council is now: Labour 31, Conservatives 26. Credit: ITV News

Following Labour's success in Plymouth, outgoing Plymouth Conservative Council leader Vivien Pengelly says the Cameron government is to blame for Labour gaining control and will be making her feelings known to the PM:

Turnout for the local elections at Plymouth's Guildhall was 33%. Watch the full report from Jonathan Gibson:

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