Just a quick post to thank everyone who voted for me yesterday. I am absolutely delighted to be re-elected!
I will post a proper analysis of the results when I get a chance.
The election on results in Hampshire are on the BBC website.
In Southampton the end result is 16 Conservatives, 16 Lib Dem and 16 Labour. Only one seat changed hands. Redbridge was taken of the Lib Dems by Labour. The seat was held by a Lib Dem who defected from Labour 3 years ago.
The Conservatives polled the most votes by a reasonable margin, however disappointingly didn't gain any new seats. It was a pretty poor result for the Lib Dems, and the Labour vote held up despite a poor showing nationally.
It was quite possible that either the Conservatives or Labour could have ended up the largest Group. If Labour had polled 50 more votes in Coxford, they would have ended up the largest Group. If the Conservatives had polled 54 more then we would have been the biggest.
Winchester had a cracking result and was narrowly taken by the Conservatives. The Conservatives in Basingstoke missed over all control by just one seat.