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Folkestone & Hythe council election results 2019

By Molly Mileham-Chappell
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It has been a terrible night for the Conservatives on Folkestone and Hythe District Council, who have lost control of the authority.

The party's number of seats has been cut from 23 to 13, with Labour and the Greens both securing six seats.

The overall results are 13 Conservative, 6 Labour, 2 Liberal Democrats, 6 Green, 2 Ukip and 1 Independent.

Cllr David Monk said: "The result we got tonight was better than I thought it was going to be because the mood of the voters out there, they're very, very angry and frustrated with Westminster.

"We expected a protest vote and we've seen a protest vote."

For all the results and reaction from across Kent follow our live blog and follow live updates from the Folkestone & Hythe count as the full results come in below.

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LIVE UPDATES - refresh the page to see more

9.29am

The Conservatives on Folkestone and Hythe District Council are seeking an alliance after a disastrous night where they lost 10 seats and overall control of the council. Full story here.

8.05am

7.45am

Our reporter Molly Mileham-Chappell covered the vote count

6.01am

Turnout for these local elections is forecast to be low, with many voters disillusioned with the handling of Brexit. Here is a list of potential places where there may be an upset in Kent.

6am

Counting has been underway overnight. To see how the results came in live, head to our reporter Molly Mileham-Chappell on Twitter. We'll put the highlights in this blog throughout the day too.

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