Saturday, 6 June 2009


Keep up-to-date with the latest results from the local and European elections as they come in.

We will update this page through the weekend with the latest news. Most council elections are counting on Friday. European election counts are on Sunday evening.

The Liberal Democrats have taken control of Bristol City Council, picking up four seats. Labour fell into third place on the Council, losing eight seats.

We have taken five seats from Labour in the Burnley area of Lancashire County Council, and three seats from the Conservatives and one from Labour on Essex County Council.

Liberal Democrat candidates have defeated the Conservative group leader on Cumbria County Council and the Labour council leader on Nottinghamshire County Council. We cut the majority of the Labour leader on Derbyshire County Council from around 1,000 to 76.

While Labour and the Conservatives saw their number of seats on Surrey County Council fall, the Liberal Democrats were the only of the main parties to increase their number of seats.

The BBC's projected national vote share is Conservatives 38%, Liberal Democrats 28%, Labour 23%.

Responding to the early results and the Cabinet reshuffle, Nick Clegg described the government as "finished" and called for a general election. He said, "The Labour government has run out of road, it's finished. We need something new, different, fresh."

"This government can no longer govern. It is dysfunctional, it is in meltdown. We need a general election."

Nick went on to applaud the Liberal Democrats in Bristol, saying that now "the Liberal Democrats run the vast majority of the big cities."

We're also covering the results
on Twitter. Follow our account, @libdems.

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