Conservative domination of Devon looking certain

THE map of Devon is beginning to look like a blue marble speckled with yellow as the Conservatives dominate the mid and south of the county as election results continue to trickle in. A Conservative dominated council looks assured, as with 47 of 62 wards

THE map of Devon is beginning to look like a blue marble speckled with yellow as the Conservatives dominate the mid and south of the county as election results continue to trickle in.A Conservative dominated council looks assured, as with 47 of 62 wards now declared, the Tories have won 31 of them, against 11 for the Liberal Democrats, four for Labour and one independent.It gives them 43.1 per cent of the vote, ahead of nearest rivals the Liberal Democrats on 29.4, but as yet only one North Devon result has been announced.Conservative councillor for Hatherleigh and Chagford, James McInnes, retained his seat with a majority of 1,552.Smaller parties have been seeing a share of the vote, with among others, UKIP getting 7.9 per cent to date and the Greens 6.2.


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