Jo Barton wins election

Jo Barton has been successfully elected as the new Liberal Democrat councillor for Meols Ward, Southport - the area covering Churchtown, Crossens and Marshside.

The full result, which was declared at the Southport election count at Dunes Leisure Centre on Friday morning is:

Jo Barton, Liberal Democrat 1,177
UKIP 976
Conservative 630
Labour 332
Southport Party 277
Green Party 117

The results for every ward in Sefton are available on the Council's website.

Cllr Jo Barton pictured at the election count with fellow ward councillors John Dodd and Nigel Ashton