Southampton Conservatives were celebrating last night after an excellent set of election results in yesterday's council elections.
Conservatives held all our seats and gained one seat in Millbrook (Linda Norris) and one seat in Swaythling (Jane Odgers).
A brief summary is as follows:
Conservatives +2 (18) 19,022 votes
Labour +2 (18) 15,656 votes
Lib Dem -4 (12) 11,879 votes
Conservatives won 9 out of the 17 seats contested and came second place in 6 seats.
A full list of Southampton City Council Election Results can be found HERE.
I was particularly pleased that Conservative Group Leader Alec Samuels was re-elected with a large majority. Alec is tremendously experienced and does a huge amount of work in the city.
I was also delighted that Sholing Councillor Gavin Dick was re-elected convincingly. Gavin has worked very hard over the past 4 years on behalf of Sholing residents and has been particularly supportive of local schools.
Newly elected Conservative Councillors are: Matt Dean (Shirley), Andy Wells (Millbrook), Linda Norris (Millbrook) and Jane Odgers (Swaythling).