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As it happened: Sutton election count 2014

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Summary

  • Liberal Democrats won seats from Conservatives to hold majority
  • Liberal Democrats have 45 seats and the Conservatives have nine
  • 42 per cent turnout
  • Lembit Opik at the count and threatened to have Nick Clegg removed as leader of the Lib Dems
  • Vote verification took longer than expected and first counts started at around 2am.
  • 'Mislaid' European election ballot box contributed to two hour delays
  • Results arrived thick and fast from 6.15am
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