England

Election 2015: Tories on top in West local council results

Counting votes in council elections

The Conservatives have been the biggest winners in local council elections across Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

The Tories took control of Bath and North East Somerset Council from the Lib Dems and Gloucester City Council, which was under no overall control.

The party held on to Cotswold, Mendip and Sedgemoor district councils, North Somerset and Swindon Borough councils.

The Lib Dems lost overall control of South Somerset District Council.

In the Forest of Dean District Council the Conservatives are the largest party but the district council remains under no overall control, as does Bristol City Council and Stroud District Council.

Conservatives took control of Taunton Deane Borough Council from no overall control and retained Tewkesbury Borough Council and West Somerset Council.

At South Gloucestershire Council, the party also increased its numbers, but it was just shy of a majority.