Labour and the Liberal Democrats have officially taken over the running of Cumbria County Council following the local elections.
After the heavy losses suffered by the Conservatives, Labour's Stewart Young was elected as leader of the council this morning:
No party holds more than half of the seats so Labour will run the council in coalition with the Liberal Democrats.
Labour's Stewart Young, from Carlisle, has been elected as the new leader of Cumbria County Council.
His party won the most seats at the recent county council elections and will run the council in coalition with the Liberal Democrats.
Liberal Democrat Jo Stephenson, from Windermere, has been elected deputy leader.
For the previous four years the Conservatives were the biggest party on the county council and were in coalition with Labour, but Labour became the biggest party at this month's elections.
James Airey, from Ulverston, will be the Conservative and opposition leader.
The Conservatives say they fear that rural areas will lose out under the new administration.