UPDATE: It is now past 5pm – we’ve been ‘at it’ for 12 hours and the still outstanding results are coming in too slowly. For the latest results, the latest ‘score’, please go here – Tory losses are increasing by the minute, the latest number now stands at -1072 … you can watch them going down …

So we’re now closing down this live blog, comments are of course open.

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The results of yesterday’s local elections have been coming in. We are publishing them here in a Live Blog. start at the bottom, the latest results will be added at the top. This is a joint undertaking by the editorial team of INDEPENDENCE Daily: Debbie, Mark, Laura and Viv.

The data are taken from “Britain elects” and the comparison (in brackets) refers to the last election results in 2015.

Please note that we publish the overall results once they’re in, not the results of the single wards because of space constraints on our site. We will publish interesting results from single wards at the bottom of the page.

The people have spoken yesterday – here is their verdict!

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Results will take a little while longer to come in, meanwhile have fun with these pages and spreadsheets:

 

Report in the DM (here), with photos of spoiled ballot papers. Apparently the masses of spoiled ballot papers delay the counts:

“An official in Ipswich’s Corn Exchange said: ‘We thought there would be quite a few spoilt papers, but nothing on the level we have seen – it took everyone by surprise. There seems to be a lot of anger and frustration out there.’ In Basildon alone there were 800 spoilt ballot papers, reported BBC Essex. Brexit Party MEP candidate Michael Heaver said the figure showed ‘huge anger out there’. It was 200 in Immingham, Lincolnshire, with councillor David Watson saying: ‘That is a phenomenal amount. The residents have disengaged with the political process.”

 

BBC’s Projected National Share of the vote:
Con: 28% (-7) Lab: 28% (-7) LDem: 19% (+3) Oth: 25%

 

A worrying report from Hull:

“The people of Hull stayed away from the polling stations with a Brexit backlash blamed for voter apathy. There was a fear turnout figures could dip below the dreaded 10 per cent mark in some wards. While that never materialised, areas like Marfleet in East Hull only managed a 13 per cent turnout and in total the turnout across Hull stood at 22.2 per cent. This number was lower than last year’s turnout, which saw 25 per cent of the electorate cast their votes.Traditional voter apathy, a backlash over the Brexit stalemate and yesterday’s poor weather were all contributing factors.” (my bold)

I’ve not seen general turnout figures, so let’s hope things were a bit better elsewhere.

At 16.50pm, according to the BBC Scoreboard, the Tories have now lost over 1,000 seats. Still about 50 councils to declare …

 

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Newton & Hoole (Cheshire West & Chester) result: Lab: 39.4% (+9.1) LDem: 18.7% (+2.7) Con: 17.7% (-4.7) Grn: 14.1% (+6.1) Ind: 10.1% (+3.2) UKIP: 0.0% (-15.7)

Farndon (Cheshire West & Chester) result: LDem: 60.8% (+21.1) Con: 35.1% (-10.5) Lab: 4.1% (-5.7) LDem GAIN from Con.

Long Ashton (North Somerset) result: LDem: 33.1% (+14.4) Grn: 28.8% (+9.0) Con: 28.2% (-13.3) Lab: 9.9% (-10.0) LDem GAIN FROM Con (X1). Grn GAIN from Con (X1).

Helsby (Cheshire West & Chester) result: Grn: 54.8% (+48.2) Con: 28.3% (-23.8) Lab: 14.1% (-22.6) LDem: 2.9% (-1.7) Green GAIN from Conservative.

 

Upton (Cheshire West & Chester) result: Lab: 40.4% (+9.3) Con: 37.0% (+1.7) LDem: 15.6% (+0.9) UKIP: 7.0% (-2.8) Lab (X1) hold. Con (X1) hold.

 

Handbridge Park (Cheshire West & Chester) result: Con: 45.3% (-2.5) Lab: 31.5% (+7.4) Grn: 13.6% (+2.2) LDem: 9.5% (+0.4)

 

Western (Leicester) result: Lab: 42.8% (+3.2) Con: 17.1% (+17.1) Grn: 15.7% (+3.7) UKIP: 13.3% (-10.6) LDem: 11.2% (-8.9)

 

Holme Valley South (Kirklees) result: Lab: 31.9% (+5.7) Con: 28.2% (-15.5) D&V: 14.1% (+11.8) Grn: 10.6% (+2.6) LDem: 9.4% (+2.1) UKIP: 5.8% (-6.7) Labour GAIN from Conservative.

 

Heene (Worthing) result: Lab: 39.2% (+23.1) Con: 34.3% (-4.4) Grn: 12.5% (-8.9) LDem: 7.4% (-0.3) Ind: 6.6% (+6.6) UKIP: 0.0% (-16.0) Lab GAIN from Con.

Portishead South (North Somerset) result: LDem: 41.4% (+19.6) Con: 41.2% (-14.7) Lab: 17.4% (-4.8) Liberal Democrat GAIN from Conservative. Three votes in it.

Ashtead Village (Mole Valley) result: A-Ind: 67.3% (+35.3) LDem: 12.4% (+7.6) Con: 11.5% (-40.6) Grn: 4.5% (+0.3) Lab: 4.2% (-2.8) A-Ind: Ashstead Independent. A-Ind GAIN from Con.
Willaston & Thornton (Cheshire West & Chester) result: Con: 79.0% (+3.6) Lab: 21.0% (-3.6)
Tarring (Worthing) result: LDem: 42.3% (+16.1) Lab: 22.3% (+8.4) Con: 17.3% (-17.3) UKIP: 10.7% (-7.1) Grn: 7.4% (-0.2) LDem GAIN from Con.
Selden (Worthing) result: Lab: 48.1% (+25.9) Con: 30.5% (-6.3) Grn: 12.6% (+1.4) LDem: 8.9% (-2.5) UKIP: 0.0% (-18.4) Lab GAIN from Con.
Castle (Worthing) result: Con: 35.4% (-2.2) Lab: 18.8% (+2.8) LDem: 18.5% (+3.6) UKIP: 15.9% (-10.0) Grn: 11.5% (+5.9)
Goring (Worthing) result: Con: 49.1% (-8.5) UKIP: 13.9% (-2.8) Lab: 13.1% (+2.0) Grn: 12.6% (+6.5) LDem: 11.2% (+2.7)

Gaisford (Worthing) result: Lab: 47.0% (+28.4) Con: 36.8% (-7.0) LDem: 16.2% (+6.1) UKIP: 0.0% (-16.0) Lab GAIN from Con.

Central (Worthing) result: Lab: 44.9% (+26.1) Con: 24.9% (-7.1) Grn: 20.5% (-1.7) LDem: 9.7% (+0.2) UKIP: 0.0% (-17.5) Lab GAIN from Con.

Parkgate (Cheshire West & Chester) result: Ind: 60.2% (+21.0) Con: 25.9% (-11.1) Lab: 9.3% (-3.9) LDem: 4.6% (+4.6)

Lache (Cheshire West & Chester) result: Lab: 51.4% (-0.7) Con: 38.1% (+7.6) LDem: 10.5% (+7.0) No UKIP (-9.3) and Grn (-4.6) as prev.

Cambridge (Sefton) result: LDem: 41.3% (+12.8) Con: 28.4% (-2.7) UKIP: 14.5% (-6.9) Lab: 11.2% (-3.6) Grn: 4.5% (+0.2) LDem GAIN from Con.

Redlands (Reading) result: Grn: 46.7% (+26.4) Lab: 36.5% (-6.0) Con: 10.7% (-13.5) LDem: 6.1% (-2.4) Grn GAIN from Lab. [Should now be Greenlands]

Earlsdon (Coventry) result: Lab: 42.0% (+6.5) Con: 39.9% (-3.9) Grn: 10.4% (+3.9) LDem: 7.7% (+2.8) UKIP: 0.0% (-6.9) Lab GAIN from Con.

Mile End (Colchester) result: LDem: 62.2% (+29.9) Con: 19.9% (-18.5) Grn: 9.3% (+2.6) Lab: 8.6% (-4.3) UKIP: 0.0% (-9.7) LDem GAIN from Con.

Clayton-le-Woods & Whittle-le-Woods (Chorley) result: Lab: 48.3% (+13.7) Con: 40.8% (-4.2) LDem: 10.9% (+3.4) No UKIP (-13.0) as prev. Lab GAIN from Con.

Elton (Bury) result: Lab: 42.2% (+3.1) Con: 41.6% (+1.4) Grn: 11.8% (+8.5) LDem: 4.5% (+2.0) UKIP: 0.0% (-14.9)

Trafford, vote share: Lab: 41.3% (+1.4) Con: 29.4% (-14.5) Grn: 12.6% (+4.0) LDem: 10.6% (+4.1) UKIP: 5.0% (+3.9)

 

Barnsley, vote share: Lab: 34.9% (-18.0) LDem: 16.9% (+16.9) Con: 12.8% (-5.2) Grn: 5.2% (+4.0) UKIP: 4.2% (-9.8)

 

St Albans, vote share: LDem: 39.7% (+16.7) Con: 29.0% (-14.6) Lab: 19.0% (+0.5) Grn: 9.6% (+3.3)

 

Swindon, vote share: Con: 39.4% (-3.2) Lab: 39.4% (+8.2) UKIP: 7.1% (-7.8) LDem: 6.5% (+1.0) Grn: 6.7% (+1.1) Important to note the vote share given Labour saw a net seat loss.

 

Sunderland, vote share: Lab: 32.8% (-16.8) UKIP: 23.9% (+4.4) Con: 19.1% (-1.7) LDem: 13.0% (+9.9) Grn: 8.4% (+4.9)

 

Havant, vote share: Con: 43.8% (-7.2) UKIP: 20.5% (+0.4) LDem: 19.5% (+11.4) Lab: 10.6% (-1.9) Grn: 5.6% (-1.7)

 

Chorley, vote result: Lab: 52.6% (+7.1) Con: 36.1% (-3.0) LDem: 4.3% (+2.3) UKIP: 3.2% (-9.0) Grn: 3.8% (+2.6)

 

Basildon, vote result: Con: 50.2% (+7.7) Lab: 24.8% (+0.8) UKIP: 4.5% (-23.9)

Noteworthy results:
Democrats & Veterans Party gains a seat in Barnsley:Darfield (Barnsley) result: D&V: 38.1% (+34.0) Lab: 33.8% (-18.1) LDem: 10.1% (+10.1) EDem: 9.7% (+9.7) Con: 8.4% (-4.9) UKIP: 0.0% (-30.7) D&V GAIN from Labour. D&V: Democrats & Veterans.
The For Britain Movement (UKIP splinter party) has gained its first council seat in Hartlepool:
De Bruce (Hartlepool) result: FBM: 49.5% (+38.5) Lab: 37.6% (-4.1) Con: 12.8% (+1.2) No UKIP (-30.9) as prev. For Britain GAIN from Labour.
Redhill (Sunderland) result: UKIP: 41.0% (+18.2) Lab: 37.6% (-25.2) Con: 14.1% (+4.5) Grn: 7.3% (+7.3) UKIP GAIN from Labour.

 

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