The latest results for the Cumbria county council elections.
ITV News elections analyst Professor Colin Rallings says Labour will make gains in the local elections, but there will be surprises too.
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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.
Talks are to take place next week between the Labour group and other parties after Thursday's election led to it securing the biggest number of seats at county level in Cumbria.
It's expected that a deal will be done ahead of the first full council meeting of the new administration on 16 May.
A new leader of the authority and details on the make up of the administration will have to be agreed.
Labour are the biggest party in the county with 35 seats; the Conservatives have 26 and the Liberal Democrats 16.
The remaining seven seats went to independents and other parties.
All results for the local county council elections are in and Cumbria County Council has a hung council, with no one party in overall control.
The summary of the results are:
- Labour 35 seats
- Conservative 26 seats
- Liberal Democrat 16 seats
- Independent/No party 7 seats
Liberal Democrat Neil Hughes takes Eden Lakes from Conservative Tom Lowther.
Conservatives hold Greystoke & Hesket and Penrith Rural.