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.
Sheffield City Council remains a Labour majority council with the party having crossed the 42 seats needed for a majority.
As the counting comes to an end Labour has secured 44 of the 84 seats to give it an unassailable majority, with the Lib Dems taking 18 seats.
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.”
The Conservative Party remains in control of Craven District Council following this year's local elections.
Thirty seats were contested with average turnout at 41%.
The Conservative Party has increased its majority control of Harrogate Council by two seats following yesterday's local elections.
Following the elections, the breakdown of Harrogate Borough Council is now: 37 Conservative (+2), 15 Lib Dem, 2 Independent, 0 United Alliance (-2)
There is no change in the make-up of Leeds City Council follow yesterday's elections with Labour maintaining its control.
Labour has 63 seats, Conservative 19, Lib Dems nine seats and Green Party three, with five Independent councillors.
The Labour Party has maintained its stronghold in Bradford following the 2016 local elections.
The party now has 49 seats on the district council - with 46 needed for a majority. Conservatives have 21, Liberal Democrats 10, Green Party 3 and UKIP 1 with 6 Independent councillors.
Kirklees council remains in state of 'no overall control' following the 2016 elections.
Labour which was had been targeting control remains the largest party with 34 councillors. Conservatives have 20, Liberal Democrats 9, Green Party 3 with 3 Independent councillors.
Counting has finished at Calderdale Council and there is no change. No single party is in control - although Labour which was targeting this seat remains the largest party.
The authority is made up of 23 Labour councillors; 22 Conservatives; five Lib Dems and one independent.
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