Label and LSUTV bring you updates from this years’ Local Elections, live from the Charnwood count. The elections will decide who runs local authorities across the country, including here in Loughborough, and could be an important test of public opinion for Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and the other party leaders.
- Elections took place in 248 councils yesterday, with 8,425 seats up for grabs and about 25,000 people standing
- The Conservatives had big losses, with Labour making an overall loss after expecting to make gains – both hit by a Brexit backlash
- It’s been a great night for the Liberal Democrats who have increased their seats by over 150%
- All seats in Charnwood Borough Council were up for election, with 52 seats available, and all votes have now been counted
- New Council Composition: CON 36, LAB 13, IND 2, GRN 1
- Council Change: CON -5, LAB +4, IND -, GRN +1
- LSUTV went down to the count and got the lowdown on this years’ results from Labour Candidate Jonathan Morgan, Labour Candidate Stuart Brady and Loughborough’s Nicky Morgan MP