Portsmouth Lib Dems were the big winners in Thursday's local city council elections. The Lib Dems won 50% of seats contested and won the largest share of votes. Thank you to everyone who supported our Councillors and Candidates in the elections.
The new makeup of the council is:
🔶 (LD) 18 cllrs
🟣(Inds/Others) 9 cllrs
🟦 (Con) 8 cllrs
🔴 (Lab) 7 cllrs
By the time all the votes were counted, Portsmouth Lib Dems had:
- won the overall popular vote
- won 50% of wards contested
- gone up to 18 councillors
So a great result for the Lib Dems.
In contrast, it was a bad night for Labour.
Labour only won 2 contests and lost one ward to their former leader, who they had expelled just a few months before.
But if was bad for Labour, it was a disaster for the Conservatives. They only won one ward in the entire city and now have just 8 councillors.
For the full results in your ward, look on the Portsmouth Council website here.
Photo credit: Sarah Standing/Portsmouth News.