Gosport Borough Council

Half of the seats in Gosport were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

CON HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 8 Total councillors 18 Change-1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 9 Total councillors 14 Change+4

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 2 Change-2

PartyUKIP

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 0 Change-1
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Gosport ID trial 'excluded 44 voters'

Gosport Town Hall
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Gosport Borough Council has said 44 people were unable to vote yesterday because they did not bring the necessary ID.

The borough was one of five areas trialling a system to help stop electoral fraud.

Residents were required to show photo ID such as a passport or driving licence, or two non-photo items such as a council tax bill and bank statement.

The borough said 20,612 people voted, including 72 people who returned with ID after initially being turned away at polling stations.

Returning Officer Michael Lawther said: "We ran a very extensive publicity campaign to tell people they needed to bring ID, and what types of ID were acceptable."