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BBC Live reporter
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Reporter, BBC South East Today
The Conservatives hold another seat on Surrey County Council.
...and been allowed inside to hear some district council results.
Good news for BBC Surrey's political reporter Jack Fiehn, who has spent the day reporting from a car park outside the venue in Dorking because of Covid restrictions.Copyright: BBC
A masked Amanda Akass also covering Surrey, with things running behind at her count.
This has certainly been a set of elections with a difference.
Because of Covid restrictions, BBC Surrey's political reporter Jack Fiehn, who is in Dorking for both the County and Mole Valley district elections, is reporting from a car park outside the venue.
Luckily, it hasn't been raining.Copyright: BBCCopyright: BBC
The pandemic has resulted in Covid-secure measures being put in place at counts across the country.
In Redhill, Surrey, counting is taking place in the main gym, spin studio, two dance studios and six squash courts to ensure social distancing at the Donyngs Leisure Centre.Copyright: BBC
Redhill's returning officer Mari Roberts-Wood said: "We've had to take over the entire building. We normally do it in one room.
"We're ensuring that people are maintaining social distancing and that we are doing this in a safe and yet transparent way for candidates."
The council had faced a "massive" and "all-consuming" effort, Ms Roberts-Wood added.
Reporter, BBC South East
An independent, Chris Farr, has won a seat from the Conservatives on Surrey County Council.
Chris Farr won by 1,522 ahead of the Conservatives’ Eithne Monica Webster on 1,312, on a turnout of 40.2%.
The Independents and Oxted and Limpsfield Residents' Association say they are hopeful this will be a sign of strong results to come.
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The Conservatives have retained several seats on Surrey County Council as votes are counted in the local elections.
The party has gained Camberley West but lost a seat to the Residents' Association in Guildford, with full county council results expected later.
BBC South East Today reporter
The count at Doynings Leisure Centre in Redhill is running two hours behind schedule.
Fifteen seats on Surrey County Council are being contested.
Social distancing regulations mean the count is being held across a series of rooms - the main gym, the spin studio, two dance studios and six squash courts.