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Friday, 4 May 2018

Election 2018 results so far

Wandsworth has been held by the Conservatives, despite fervent Labour campaigning in the area.

However it’s a narrow victory, with only 32 out of 60 seats going to the Tories.

The Conservatives have been boosted by the collapse in Ukip's vote at council elections across England.

They picked up seats in pro-Brexit areas like Basildon and Peterborough.

In Croydon, Merton and Hammersmith and Fulham it’s a Labour hold.

This means Merton’s council leader Stephen Alambritis will have been a councillor for 15 years.

In Kensington and Chelsea it’s a Conservative hold, only losing one councillor, despite a backlash over their handling of Grenfell.

Richmond is the only change in the capital, with the Liberal Democrats winning 24 seats from the Tories.

Furthermore, the boroughs seen 4 Green Party councillors.

Meanwhile, Sutton has been held by the Lib Dems, but with a loss of 12 councillors.

Nationwide, UKIP have lost over 100 councillors.

Labour are in the lead with over 1500 councillors, while the Tories trail with just over 900.

Overall turnout was recorded at 43.6%, up around 8% from the last election in 2014.

Yet to declare are Kingston, Hounslow, and local Surrey councils, apart from Runnymede which is remaining Conservative.

posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:06 am  

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