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Local Elections 2019 - South Coast

A round-up of all the local election results across the South Coast.

As local election results come in across the country, the Liberal Democrats have made significant gains on the south coast.

There have also been good results for the Conservatives and Labour in local councils - see our round-up below:


There was a huge win for the Liberal Democrats in Winchester, who gained control of the council, taking six seats from the Conservatives.

The turnout was just over 45%.

Council leader at Winchester City Council, Conservative Caroline Horrill gave her thoughts following the results:


Eastleigh Borough council has remained under Liberal Democrat Control.

A third of seats were up for election - the Lib Dems gained two seats, while the Conservatives lost two.


Southampton City Council remains under Labour control, after the party gained two seats.

Meanwhile the Conservatives and Independents each lost a single seat.

Labour have stayed in control of the council since 2012.

Listen to Council Leader Chris hammond following the result:


The Liberal Democrats have become the largest party within Portsmouth City Council having gained one seat overall.

One seat in each of the council's wards was up for election this year as well as one vacant seat in Cosham.

After the result, we spoke to Lib Dem council leader Gerald Vernon-Jackson:


The Conservatives have remained the largest political group in Havant Borough Council.

Ten of the 14 wards were up for election overnight with a turnout of just over 31 per cent, a slight increase from recent years.

Following the result we spoke to the leader of the council, Conservative Michael Wilson, who kept his seat:

New Forest:

Conservatives have held control of New Forest District Council, despite losing 12 seats.

The Liberal Democrats won 11 seats, and the independents won a single seat.


In Chichester, the Conservatives have lost their overall majority.

No party now holds a majority on the council.

Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole

No party gained an overall majority for the first ever election at the BCP Council.







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