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The Liberal Democrats held South Lakeland District Council booking the national trend. The party lost one council seat to the Conservatives in Sedbergh. They re-took a council seat in Kendal from an Independent.
The turnout was 47.46 per cent.
All 28 seats on Kendal town council were won by the Lib Dems.
The council is made up of:
- 33 Lib Dem
- 14 Conservative
- 3 Labour
Labour and the Conservatives have gained one seat each in the Carlisle City Council elections. Carlisle's Conservative MP John Stevenson told ITV Border it is difficult to extrapolate results from these elections into next year's general election.
Labour and the Conservatives both gained one seat in the Carlisle City elections. Council Leader Colin Glover says the results show "confidence in the Labour administration".
The people of Copeland have voted in favour of having an elected Mayor running the council. More than 12,000 people voted in favour of change compared to just under 5,500 who wanted the status quo. The council will now work with central government to find the best date to hold a Mayoral election.
Labour gained Castle from the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives took Dalston from the Independents in the Carlisle City Council elections.
There were only two changes at the Carlisle City Council elections. Labour won Castle from the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives took Dalston from the Independents. Labour now have 29 seats; the Conservatives 19; the Liberal Democrats and the Independents both have two seats.