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The results are in for all 18 wards on Gloucester City Council.

Gloucester went to the polls today to elect their representatives on their city council for the next year.

All 39 seats were available this year as this was the first time Gloucester City Council had an ‘all out’ election, with every seat up for grabs. The city council previously elected councillors by thirds.

The Conservative Group won 22 seats, Liberal Democrat Party won seven seats, whilst Labour won 10.

After the result of this local election, the Conservative Group retained their majority and control of the city council.

Jon McGinty, returning officer for Gloucester City Council, said, “I would like to thank all those involved with the election count. From the people who delivered the polling cards, to those who staffed polling stations and took part in the count at Oxstalls Tennis Centre.

“I also want to extend a thank you to everyone who voted. Democracy gives the people of Gloucester a way to have their say on issues that affect people’s everyday lives.

“It’s not for me to say what the changes will mean politically, but I wish all new councillors the best of luck in their new roles.”

Turnout was higher than the previous election in 2015.

Of the 90,024 people eligible to vote in Gloucester, 33.7% actually voted.

For details of the elected councillors and the votes they received, visit www.gloucester.gov.uk/elections

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