Winchester City Council

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2021 Liberal Democrat hold, from 2019

Counting complete. After 15 of 15 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Liberal Democrat

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 8
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -1
    • Councillors overall total 27
  2. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 7
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +1
    • Councillors overall total 16
  3. Independent

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 0
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 2
  1. Coronavirus: Case rates in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

    Here are the latest rates of cases of Covid-19 in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight.

    The figures are the number of infections per 100,000 people in the seven days up to and including 22 November (previous week's figures in brackets).

    The breakdown of the figures by local authority area is:

    Portsmouth - 163.3 (down from 289.4)

    Southampton - 97.4 (down from 217)

    Gosport - 116.7 (down from 212.2)

    Havant - 159.2 (down from 241.6)

    Winchester - 95.3 (down from 197.8)

    Fareham - 98.1 (down from 167.8)

    East Hampshire - 110.4 (down from 146.4)

    New Forest - 60 (down from 136)

    Basingstoke and Deane - 86.1 (down from 152.3)

    Rushmoor - 87.7 (down from 136.4)

    Eastleigh - 72.6 (down from 123.5)

    Test Valley - 78.5 (down from 103)

    Hart - 63.9 (down from 93.7)

    Isle of Wight - 38.8 (down from 82.5)

    The figure for England is 186.6 (down from 259.5).

    The BBC also provides this tool with a breakdown of the latest national coronavirus figures.

    The coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as Covid-19, was first confirmed in the UK at the end of January.

    Data released on 28 November.

  2. Winchester Tory leaders blames Brexit factor

    Leader of Winchester City Council's Conservative group, Caroline Horrill, called on national politicians to "come together and agree a deal" over Brexit after the party lost control of the authority.

    The party lost six seats to the Lib Dems.

    "People love what we've had to say about what we do - we've given them glass recycling and affordable homes.

    "It was the national picture that was frustrating residents. We're a 60-40 remain area and they're frustrated with all politicians who have failed to bring about a conclusion to the Brexit deal," she said.

    Caroline Horrill
  3. Winchester taken by Lib Dems

    BBC reporter Sean Dilley in Winchester Guildhall says: "With four results yet to declare, there is no result other than the Liberal Democrats will take control of Winchester for the first time since 2003. There is no way the Conservatives can come back.

    "Both parties are insisting people were voting not just on Brexit but on local issues - recycling, parking, transport infrastructure.

    "What is interesting, speaking to Conservative sources, they've spoken about a large number of spoilt ballot papers with general Brexit abuse."

    Sean Dilley
  4. BreakingLib Dems take Winchester

    Emily Hudson

    BBC Radio Solent, Hants and IoW political reporter

    The Liberal Democrats have taken control of Winchester City Council.

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  5. Ones to watch: Winchester

    Emily Hudson

    BBC Radio Solent, Hants and IoW political reporter

    The maths in these elections mean very few councils in Hampshire are likely to see a change in leadership.

    Winchester City Council, however, is incredibly close. The Conservatives currently have control with only one more seat than the Liberal Democrats. The leader Caroline Horrill is fighting to keep her seat.

    The Lib Dems are confident that an area like Winchester, which voted Remain in the EU referendum, may take a stand against the government's Brexit policy. But the Conservatives say they’re getting good feedback about their work in the city.

    Winchester Brexit protest
    Image caption: Will Winchester's Remain supporters affect the council elections?
  6. Resignation triggers by-election

    Guildhall Winchester

    The resignation of a Conservative city councillor in Winchester has triggered a by-election and temporarily left the party with no overall control.

    Amber Tresahar stood down as ward member for Upper Meon Valley last week. The reason for her decision has not been made public.

    Her departure leaves 22 Conservatives, 21 Liberal Democrats and one independent councillor at Winchester City Council.

    The poll will be held on 20 September and residents have until 4 September to register to vote.

    In May's local elections, the Liberal Democrats gained two seats, reducing the Conservative majority to one.