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New leader for Cumbria County Council

Labour's Stewart Young, from Carlisle, has been elected as the new leader of Cumbria County Council.

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New leader ready to take on "a range of issues"

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.

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