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Labour holds Barnsley

Labour has continued its dominance in South Yorkshire with a majority of seats in Barnsley Council once again.

The overall turnout for the local elections in Barnsley was 47,404 out of 175,998 electorate, which comes to 26.9%.

Labour won all of the first six seats counted, meaning it Labour will keep its majority intact at a council where only a third of seats were contested yesterday.

Labour's Keith Hunter ousts Conservative incumbent to become new Humberside PCC

Labour's Keith Hunter has been elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner of Humberside.

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Mr Hunter, who had a 30-year career in the police, ousted Conservative incumbent Matthew Groves with majority of more than 23,000 votes at the second preference stage.

Turnout for the election was 23%.

"I'd like to congratulate Keith Hunter on his success in the election for the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner and I look forward to working with him in serving our local communities and keeping them safe."

– Chief Constable Justine Curran, Humberside Police

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Sex abuse whistleblower Jayne Senior elected as Labour holds Rotherham

Jayne Senior Credit: ITV News

Jayne Senior, the whistleblower who lifted the lid on the child sexual exploitation problem in Rotherham, has been elected as a Labour councillor in the borough.

The result continues Labour's dominance in Rotherham with the party strengthening its control with 24 new councillors.

Labour now has 48 seats with 14 for UKIP and just one Independent.

“It has been a tough fight for Labour in Rotherham and I am so pleased that the party has made gains. The party and the council has been doing a lot of work over the past couple of years to change and bring in new people. We have recognised past failings and tried to put them right and I think this election – in which every seat was up for grabs – show that voters recognise the effort that’s been made and they have put their trust in the local party once again. Our job now is to show that we are worthy of that and prove that things really have changed.

“I would like to welcome all the great new councillors that won seats, and I would also like to pay tribute to those who have stepped down. Alan Gosling and Jane Hamilton will be sorely missed and I would like to thank them on behalf of the community for their commitment. The challenge for the new intake is to live up to their example and really offer the dedicated service that Rotherham deserves.”

– John Healey MP, Wentworth and Dearne

Labour candidate Keith Hunter leading the way in Humberside PCC race

Labour's Keith Hunter is currently leading the way in the race become the new Police and Crime Commissioner at Humberside Police.

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The results of voting in North Lincolnshire put Mr Hunter on 10,831 votes compared to Conservative incumbent Matthew Grove's 8,346.

UKIP's Mike Whitehead polled 4,359 while Liberal Democrat Denis Healy was fourth with 1,748.

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