LIVE: Hampshire County Council local election results
VOTES are starting to be counted for council seats across the county.
Following yesterday’s voting day, seats are up for grabs at Hampshire County Council and boroughs across the Solent region.
Today, the county council and Fareham Borough Council will be totting up the votes and welcoming politicians into a whole host of seats in wards and divisions.
All 78 seats in Hampshire are up for grabs, with a further 15 seats in Fareham.
Hampshire County Council oversees education, health and infrastructure projects, including roadworks.
Meanwhile, the borough councils are responsible for day-to-day issues such as bin collections, housing and planning applications.
Counts for Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant are due to take place tomorrow.
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LIVE: Hampshire County Council local elections results flooding in
Last updated: Friday, 07 May, 2021, 18:41
Counting has begun
The votes are starting to be counted for Hampshire County Council seats.
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Counting underway in Fareham
Our Fareham reporter is on the case
First seat decided
The first Hampshire County Council result has been announced over in East Hampshire - the Alton Rural seat has been won by Conservative candidate Mark Kemp-Gee.
Our photographer has also arrived in Fareham
Farnborough South result announced
The Conservatives have won a second seat at the Hampshire County Council table - in Farnborough South, candidate Adam Jackman won with 2,607 votes, more than 1,000 more than second place candidate Thomas Mitchell (Liberal Democrat).
Fareham results for Hampshire County Council
Results have come through for Fareham’s Hampshire County Council divisions, reports Richard Lemmer. We are still waiting on the result for Fareham Town.
Crofton: Remains Conservative with Pal Hayre winning.
Sarisbury: Remains Conservative with Sean Woodward winning.
Portchester: Remains Liberal Democrat with Roger Price winning.
Warsash: Remains Conservative with Mike Ford winning.
Titchfield: Remains Conservative with Sarah Pankhurst winning.
Aldershot North belongs to Labour
The Labour Party has taken Aldershot North from the Conservatives, with Alex Crawford beating Charles Choudhary by 55 votes.