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High drama as UKIP win seat and Labour, Tories and Lib Dems all celebrate
Updated 7:03am Friday 23rd May 2014 in News
IIT was a night of high drama and shocks in council elections across the south.
The votes are in and councils across Hampshire are now in place.
Keith Morrell (above) made history by becoming the first independent councillor on Southampton City Council after winning the Coxford ward.
There is also a recount later today for the two seats up for grabs in Millbrook after a recount fail to separate the candidates.
The Liberal Democrats lost control of Portsmouth as Ukip gained six seats.
The under-fire MP Mike Hancock has lost his council seat ion the council after attempting to be re-elected as an independent.
Mr Hancock, who was suspended from the Liberal Democrat party in January, lost his Fratton seat on the city council to Ukip's Julie Swan.
There was no Lib Dem candidate in the contest.
Mr Hancock was first elected on to Portsmouth City Council in 1971 and has represented Fratton since 1973.
The Portsmouth South MP sits in Parliament as an independent as he faces a civil case for alleged sexual assault.
- For the full list of results - click here
- Lib Dem boss on Southampton City Council ousted
- To read how the night of drama unfolded - click here
- Lib Dems fight off UKIP to hold on to Eastleigh
- UKIP win first seat on Fareham council
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