Southampton’s council elections work by electing one third of the 48 councillors at each election so to get a view of the makeup of the council you have to look at three election results and to see which seats were up for grabs this time you have to go back to the 2007 election. Therefore I’ve collated all that information in the table below, I’ve highlighted the seats that changed hands this election:
|Peartree||Lib Dem||Conservative||Lib Dem||Labour|
|Portswood||Lib Dem||Conservative||Lib Dem||Conservative|
Note that in Millbrook in 2007 and Harefield 2008 two seats were up for grabs although neither for the full 4 year term so 1 of each of them got replaced in the future elections. This means the council now has 26 Conservative members, 19 Labour and 3 Lib Dems.
I found it interesting how the Tories actually gained seats from the Lib Dems as well as losing others to Labour.