Local election results

A round up of the overnight results in the 2014 local elections including Bristol, Swindon and Gloucester

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The South West's election results are in

Bristol has its first UKIP councillor following local election results overnight. Labour and the Greens were the other winners at the expense of the Lib Dems.

Elsewhere, the Tories increased their wafer-thin majority in Swindon, while there were few changes in Gloucestershire.

In Bristol, as well as UKIP gaining its first seat in the city, the Liberal Democrats lost 7 seats. Labour remains the largest party but with no overall majority.

In Swindon, the Conservatives held off a challenge from Labour and actually increased their majority.

Stroud stays with no party in overall control but there were gains for the Conservatives, Labour and the Greens.

In Gloucester no seats changed hands, but the Conservatives are expected to continue running the administration.

And finally in Cheltenham some success for the Liberal Democrats who gain a seat and stay in control.

Here's our political correspondent Bob Constantine with a round up of the main headlines.



"UKIP factor" halts Labour progress in Swindon

A swing to UKIP cost Labour vital votes and halted their progress in Swindon according to Labour's group leader on the Borough Council.

Although Labour gained one seat from the Conservatives, their leader Jim Grant told ITV News that the "UKIP factor" meant that his party had stood still compared with the results in 2012

Swindon Borough Council election results:


Labour leader celebrates success in Bristol

Labour Leader Councillor Helen Holland hailed it a good night for her party in Bristol and a bad one for the Liberal Democrats. She also told our reporter Richard Payne that UKIP had benefitted from national publicity in the run up to the local elections.

Full results for the Bristol City Council elections can be found here:


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