People in Newport turned out in their thousands to vote for the local council elections held on 10 June. Of the 50 ...
People in Newport turned out in their thousands to vote for the local council elections held on 10 June. Of the 50 seats in the council - 31 went to Labour; 11 to the Conservatives, 6 to the Liberal Democrats, 1 to Plaid Cymru and 1 to Independents.
Voter turnout was recorded at around 40%. The counting started soon after 10pm in all the wards and the final results were declared by 3am today.
The new council has a lot of new faces since 15 members of the previous council stepped down and three new seats have been added to the council one each for Liswerry, Marshfield and Langstone.
An induction process has been planned for the newly elected members and will commence place on 18 June, which will be followed by mayor making on 22 June and the first full council will be held on 29 June.