Published On: Thu, May 3rd, 2018

Local elections 2018 updates: LIVE results as polling stations close and counting starts

11.22pm: Counting has begun in West Tyrone by-election

Counting is underway in the parliamentary by-election triggered when an MP quit amid claims he mocked victims of the Northern Ireland Troubles.

Sinn Fein’s Barry McElduff resigned as West Tyrone MP in January, 10 days after a controversy flared when he posted a video of himself with a Kingsmill-branded loaf on his head on the anniversary of the notorious Kingsmill massacre.

He insisted the video was not an intentional reference to the 1976 sectarian murders of 10 Protestant workmen by republican paramilitaries near the Co Armagh village of Kingsmill, but he acknowledged it had caused hurt and offence to victims’ families.

11.19pm: Shiney Row (Sunderland) results in:

Shiney Row (Sunderland) result:

Lab: 54.4% (+2.2)

Con: 23.7% (+8.7)

Ind: 13.2% (+13.2)

Grn: 4.7% (+4.7)

LDem: 4.1% (+0.8)

11.17pm: Survation poll finds half of all voters in Croydon chose Labour

Half of all voters in the marginal area chose Labour, according to a poll.

Survation polled 719 people in the borough where Labour has a slim majority of four.

It put Labour support on 50 per cent, the Conservatives on 37 per cent, Green four per cent, Lib Dem four per cent, Ukip two per cent and others two per cent.

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