Portsmouth Council

2021 no overall control, no change from 2019

Counting complete. After 14 of 14 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 5
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +1
    • Councillors overall total 16
  2. Liberal Democrat

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 6
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -2
    • Councillors overall total 15
  3. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 2
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 7
  4. Independent

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 1
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +1
    • Councillors overall total 4
  1. BreakingTories lose wards in Portsmouth

    Peter Henley

    Political editor, South of England

    Conservatives have lost the first two wards announced in Portsmouth.

    Cosham went to Labour and Paulsgrove went to an independent.

    It looks like the Conservatives will lose another ward as well which means the council remains in no overall control, run by the Liberal Democrats who are expecting to pick up one more ward.

    Lots of unhappy Conservatives who blame Boris Johnson for their problems.

    Prior to Thursday's election the Conservatives had 17 seats on the council and the Liberal Democrats had 15.

  2. 'Boris will have to go' says Tory in Portsmouth

    Peter Henley

    Political editor, South of England

    Conservatives in Portsmouth

    Some grim Conservative faces in Portsmouth. “A bloodbath” the verdict of one senior Tory here. “Boris will have to go.”

    Labour are expecting to do better than Lib Dems. They’re the challenger in more of the wards held by Conservatives. Many are in cabinet minister Penny Mordaunt’s Portsmouth North constituency.

    North West Hampshire MP Kit Malthouse says Conservatives are facing heavy losses. “It’s been tricky, hard. I’m preparing myself for a thumping”

    As reported earlier, there are also some nervous Conservatives in along the M27 in Southampton.