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    Video caption: Post Office scandal: West Byfleet woman wrongly jailed

    Seema Misra spent four months in prison after being wrongly convicted of stealing £75,000.

  2. Thank you, and goodnight from the live page team

    Bob Dale

    BBC Live reporter

    That's it for our coverage of today's local election results in the south east. Thank you for joining us.

    You can get more in-depth analysis of the results on our website.

    For Kent, click here.

    For updates from East and West Sussex, click here.

    And if you want to find out what's happening in Surrey, just click here.

    And for a look at the national picture, just go to the main BBC news site here.

  3. Jack has left the car park...

    ...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.

    Count for Mole Valley local elections
  4. Covering an election in a pandemic

    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.

    Dorking sports centre
    Dorking election car park
  5. 'Massive effort' to hold local elections

    Tanya Gupta

    BBC News

    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.

    Surrey County Council count venue

    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.

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  6. Independent takes Surrey seat from Tories

    Amanda Akass

    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.

  7. Tories retain several seats in Surrey

    Tanya Gupta

    BBC News

    Election count in Surrey

    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.

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  8. Surrey count running behind

    Fiona Irving

    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.