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Result: Lab GAIN Kirklees

Labour has taken control of Kirklees Council for the first time since 1999.

A third of 69 seats were contested in yesterday's local elections. Before polling say Labour was the largest party but didn't have enough seats for an outright majority.

With counting well underway on Friday morning, Labour secured 36 council seats needed to secure a majority.

Liberal Democrat Councillor and Group Leader Nicola Turner lost her seat to Labour.

New composition is as follows:

  • Labour - 36
  • Conservatives - 20
  • Liberal Democrats - 7
  • Independents - 3
  • Green Party 3

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