Conservatives hold on to power at Hillingdon Council
The Conservative Party has held on to power at Hillingdon Council this morning with a majority of seven seats.
The Tories gained 30 seats with Labour finishing with 23. This compares to their winning margin of 44-21 in the 2018 election.
Boundary changes mean that there are fewer seats now on the council, but both major parties will be claiming key positives from a tense election night.
The Conservatives will be delighted to hold on to power while other Tory authorities have seen dramatic losses.
Meanwhile, Labour will be equally pleased to make significant gains. Previously, their share of the council was about one third with them being 23 seats behind - now they only trail the Tories in single figures.
Comments to come from the leaders