Southampton Council

A third of the seats in Southampton were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 8 Total councillors 25 ChangeNo results

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 7 Total councillors 19 ChangeNo results

PartyIndependent

Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 4 ChangeNo results
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Southampton Labour party backs unions over council care home cuts

No fines for overdue library books

It was a book that you couldn't wait to get your hands on, taking in every word as you dived deeper into its chapters.

Now, months - or even years - later, it sits on the shelf after you forgot to take it back to the local library after its lease expired.

But fear the fine no longer, as Southampton City Council announces a chance to return any borrowed book without being billed.

Starting next week, the amnesty fortnight will attempt to boost the city's library stock, encouraging more people to use the service.

City council considers creating energy firm

Southampton City Council is trying to tackle fuel poverty by setting up its own energy firm.

Citizen Energy will operate not-for-profit and provide energy from green sources.

Meanwhile, a controversial decision to scrap Portsmouth's energy company - Victory Energy - will be re-examined, after the city council's Lib Dem cabinet believed it wouldn't be financially viable.

Former Portsmouth leader Conservative Donna Jones has successfully demanded a re-think.

Solent NHS Trust rated 'outstanding'

The urgent response service in Southampton has received an improved rating in its latest inspection by an independent health regulator.

Sembal House, Southampton
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Based in Sembal House, it was previously rated 'good with areas for improvement' by the Care Quality Commission.

The council said: "The team helps [patients] to regain their ability and confidence to live at home.

"People and their relatives have told the inspectors that the staff are compassionate and caring and treated them with dignity and respect."