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Shropshire Council leader Peter Nutting voted out as Lib Dems make gains - as it happened

See how a dramatic election results day unfolded in Shropshire as voters opted for a new Lib Dem candidate over council leader Peter Nutting.

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Alex Wagner, aged 20, won Bowbrook in Shrewsbury for the Lib Dems

The final result was announced on Saturday evening - more than 24 hours after the first election results from Shropshire saw the Greens make two gains.

By far the biggest news of the day was Conservative Council leader Peter Nutting losing his seat to Lib Dem candidate Rob Wilson.

Other notable results included 20-year-old Lib Dem Alex Wagner winning the traditional Conservative stronghold of Bowbrook, Shrewsbury, and long-serving councillor David Minnery winning as an independent in Market Drayton after being deselected by the Tories.

Meanwhile former parliamentary candidate Julia Buckley was elected in Bridgnorth, with both Labour and the Greens gaining three seats.

The results of the handful of seats up for grabs in Telford were announced on Friday morning, with two full seats voted for on the unitary Telford & Wrekin Council along with by-elections on local parish and town councils.

Constituents also cast their ballot for the West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner, but these votes will not be counted until Monday.

Meanwhile in Wales, Tory Russell George successfully defended his Montgomeryshire seat in the Senedd, increasing his majority for a third successive term.

Hopes of a Labour revival under Sir Keir Starmer suffered a blow after a dismal performance across the West Midlands and further afield, with the Tories comfortably winning the Hartlepool parliamentary by-election.

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