THE big story of the night in Fareham was UKIP winning its first ever council seat.

Christopher Wood became the first UKIP candidate to be elected to Fareham Borough Council.

After taking the Stubbington seat he said: "I am pleased. We performed superbly across the borough and it shows the hard work we have carried out is worthwhile. They have responded.

"It is the first breakthrough and I hope there will be many more to come.

"I will work hard to change their minds and work hard for the community that I serve and have lived in all my life. I want to thank everyone that we out and voted."

After the election the Tories, pictured celebrating below, remained in overall control of the authority.

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Lib Dem Paul Whittle is celebrating this morning after regaining the Fareham East seat.

He said: "I am delighted. I am pleased to have increased my majority.

"I am very much enjoying representing the people of Fareham East. I will be pleased to do so again.

"We have got affective Lib Dem opposition and we stand for a fair and equal society with good democracy and balance in Fareham.

"The key issues will continue to be planning, particularly affordable housing, continuing to establish what happens about the Welborne housing development, transport and infrastructure."

Conservative councillor Pamela Bryant won the Fareham North seat.

She said: "I am relieved. I didn't think I would win. I can get back to doing what I do best for the people of Fareham North who I have represented for many years.

"I am delighted to have been voted again."

Conservative councillor Trevor Cartwright will continue serving the people of Warsash after winning his seat.

He told the Daily Echo: "I am overwhelmed to get the good majority I got. I have been a councillor in Warsash for 14 years and I am very pleased."

Jack Englefield became the first independent councillor to be voted onto Fareham Borough Council in 20 years.

He celebrated winning the Titchfield Common seat with his wife Sharon, pictured below, who has been supporting him throughout the campaign.

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Jack said: "All my family have helped and I couldn't have done it without them.

"It feels even better to know I have won with them.

"I have got over the barrier of politics and the person, and I am a person now. My slogan all throughout was people before party politics."