Labour gain control in Plymouth

Labour gain 6 seats in the local elections in Plymouth to take wrestle control from the Conservatives

No change in Weymouth & Portland

The council remains under "no overall control" following the local elections, despite gains for Labour and losses for the Conservatives

Labour gain control in Exeter

There was only one side cheering in Exeter at the local elections after Labour won ten of the fourteen wards available.

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Local Election 2012: Plymouth

The first ballot boxes have arrived at Plymouth's Guildhall Credit: ITV Westcountry

The first ballot boxes have arrived at Plymouth's Guildhall ahead of the count starting in this years local elections. A third of seats are up for grabs with Labour and the Conservatives fighting for control of the city council.

Ballot papers are counted at Plymouth's Guildhall Credit: ITV Westcountry

The first ballot papers are being counted after the polls closed in the Plymouth City Council local elections. 19 seats are up for grabs with Labour hoping to take control from the conservatives. Currently, the Conservatives hold 12 seats, Labour 6 and UKIP 1.

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