Local elections 2022: Full list of election results in Portsmouth, Fareham, Havant and Gosport

HERE is how the local elections panned out for the major parties in Portsmouth and Fareham early this morning - as counts in Havant and Gosport start today.

By Matthew Mohan-Hickson, David George, Toby Paine and Charlotte Hawes
Friday, 6th May 2022, 9:05 pm

Residents up and down the country went to the poll yesterday in council elections.

In Portsmouth, a total of 61 candidates are standing for 14 seats in the city council.

The polls closed at 10pm yesterday – having opened at 7am.

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Gerald Vernon-Jackson. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

We have been bringing you all the latest updates throughout the night as the results came in Portsmouth and Fareham – you can see them in our blog below.

The results for Gosport and Havant will be returned today.

It's been a difficult night for Conservatives in Portsmouth. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

There will also be updates from across the country to help give a wider picture around the local elections.

Our live blog is at the bottom of this article.

Make sure to check back throughout the night and on Friday for all the updates.

A polling station. Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Live updates from local elections across the Portsmouth area

Last updated: Thursday, 05 May, 2022, 23:13

  • Elections in Portsmouth, Fareham, Havant and Gosport have taken place
  • Portsmouth and Fareham returned results overnight
  • Havant and Gosport returned results today

‘It’s all done now’, says Fareham council leader

Councillor Sean Woodward, Conservative leader of the council is defending his Sarisbury ward this year, when asked how he’s feeling about the count he said: ‘It’s all done now, it’s just a matter of finding out what’s done.

‘Many people are saying they’re happy with the way we’ve run Fareham Borough Council - a number of them aren’t so happy with how the party is in government at the moment.

‘The issue is, what’s the balance? They think we’re doing a good job so we’re voting for you or we think the government isn’t doing a good job so we’re not voting for you - even though those two issues are separate.’

Welcome to our live blog

We will bring you quotes, reaction, updates and results from counts in Portsmouth and Fareham overnight.

Plus results from Gosport and Havant later on Friday.

Havant candidates make a pitch for residents' votes

Thousands of residents are ready to cast their vote in the Havant local elections.

Here’s why the major parties believe they deserve their vote.

Shops and parking dominate issues for Fareham residents

Residents across Fareham will cast their votes for the local elections today.

This year candidates will compete for 16 seats available in 15 wards.

Portsmouth voters say local issues and cost of living will sway who gets their support

We have been previewing the issues voters are focused on for the elections in Portsmouth.

Gosport considered a 'key battleground'

Gosport considered a 'key battleground' amid boundary restructure and partygate scandal

Every single seat is up for grabs on the council.

Winchester City Council preview

Here is what the issues are for voters heading to the polls in Winchester

One of the big stories of the elections so far

Portsmouth election candidates accidentally buy fake stamps on Amazon - meaning residents have to pay to receive political pamphlets.

Fake stamps bought on Amazon have left a Portsmouth political party facing a bill of hundreds of pounds and the potential for ‘lost votes’ after their use was refused by Royal Mail.

Winchester faced issues over postal votes

Late in April, we reported on issues with postal votes for residents living in the Winchester City Council area.

A late delivery of voting packs threatened to ‘rob’ voters of their democratic right

5 laws you could break when you are voting in UK

Make sure you don’t fall foul of election law if you go to vote this evening.

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