Liberal Democrats win popular vote and majority of county council seats in Winchester constituency

Liberal Democrats in Winchester are celebrating after topping the county council poll across the constituency - achieving at least 45% of the vote vs. the Conservatives on 44%.

Lib Dems also won 3 of the 5 seats that are wholly in the Winchester constituency and 4 of the 7 seats wholly or partly in the Winchester constituency.

Lib Dem Parliamentary Candidate, Jackie Porter – who increased her vote by 22% compared to 2013, commented:

“It’s great to start our General Election campaign knowing that more people voted Lib Dem than voted Conservative across the Winchester constituency.  We won the council elections because we stand up for local people and we will win on June 8th, because people here want an MP who will be a strong voice for Winchester, not just tow the party line.

The Conservative MP has completely failed Winchester.  He’s failed to keep his promises to protect the local NHS and failed totally to stand up for local views on Europe.  Winchester & Chandler’s Ford need a real change.”

Divisions won by Lib Dems:

Itchen Valley, Winchester Westgate, Winchester Eastgate, Eastleigh South (32% in Winchester constituency)

Divisions won by Conservatives:

Winchester Downlands, Chandler’s Ford, Bishops Waltham (32% in Winchester constituency)

Local votes:

 

Total votes - divisions wholly in Winchester & Chandlers Ford

Total votes - incl. 32% of Eastleigh South & Bishops Waltham

 

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%

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%

Liberal Democrats

 13,898

46.2%

 15,098

45.1%

Conservative

 13,150

43.7%

 14,759

44.1%

Labour

 1,713

5.7%

 2,019

6.0%

Green

 1,109

3.7%

 1,245

3.7%

UKIP

 177

0.6%

 319

1.0%

Other

 50

0.2%

 50

0.1%