Conservative party remain in driving seat at Havant following local elections

conservative party remain in driving seat at havant following local elections

he Conservative party remains the biggest political group at Havant Borough Council after yesterday’s local government elections.

The last of the results were announced shortly after 1am, Friday 4th May, the Conservatives had won 13 out of the 15 seats up for election in the borough, gaining two seats from UKIP.

52 candidates contested the 15 seats, one in each ward with an extra seat available owing to a vacancy in Hayling West.

The results now mean that the Conservatives have 31 seats, Labour two, Independent two, UKIP two and Lib Dems one.

Before yesterday’s elections, the Conservatives had 28, UKIP four, Labour two, Independent two and the Lib Dems one.

The overall turn-out at the polls was 28.78%.