Mixed Night For Portsmouth Conservatives.

It was a mixed night for Portsmouth Conservatives.

In the Portsmouth South seat the Conservative Luke Stubbs held on emphatically in Eastney and Craneswater and will now get his first morning lie-in for months as just reward for hard work and incredible tactics with fellow hard-line eurosceptics.

Yet whilst the highly-respected Terry Henderson just missed out, the result of the night for the Tories was easily Linda Symes win in St Jude Ward.

The ward was set to be nipped and tuck all the way but dirty tactics from the Lib Dems backfired and a last minute drop saw Linda home and dry with incredible ease.

In Portsmouth North there were also excellent wins for Hannah Hockaday in Cosham and Frank Jonas in Hilsea but the party failed to hold Copnor against UKIP leaving them on equal numbers as in 2010.

Not bad considering the General Election is still a year away.