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Lib Dem boss loses seat on Southampton City Council
Updated 7:07am Friday 23rd May 2014 in News
The Lib Dem group was wiped out as both councillors, including former council leader Adrian Vinson, lost their seats to the Conservatives.
It means that there now currently no Lib Dems on teh city council, with two seats still to be decided.
Labour candidate Hannah Coombs celebrates winning the Shirley seat
Anti-cuts councillor Keith Morrell made history by gaining a landslide win in Coxford to become the first independent councillor elected to the council.
Labour, who had been targeting their former party member's seat, were beaten into third place by UKIP.
The euro sceptic party didn't win a first seat on the council, but did create some nervous moments for the other groups.
Labour council leader Simon Letts managed to beat the joint challenge of UKIP and the Tories in Bitterne, eventually winning with a majority of 97.
And there were only nine votes in it in Sholing, where the Tories' Nigel Hecks (below) narrowly beat Labour's Phil Wood, with UKIP's John Sharp not far behind.
It now means that there are 27 Labour councillors, 17 Conservatives and two anti-cuts councillors.
But there are still two seats to be decided as they are both in the Millbrook ward which has gone to a recount which will be held at midday today.
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