South Somerset going Yellow
Result shave been trickling in all morning from South Somerset in the new Somerset Unitary Authority elections. Crewkerne was another split result. Remember for this election the 55 old Somerset County Council divisions are electing 2 councillors each. For Crewkerne, LibDem Mike Best was elected alongside Steve Ashton for the Conservatives.
In Curry Rivel and Langport, former cabinet members Clare Paul (1,519 votes) narrowly lost out. Both LibDem candidates, Mike Stanton (1,634) and John Wilkins (1,711) were elected.
However in two divisions, Ilminster and Martock, recounts are currently underway.