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All 84 seats in the Lancashire County Council elections have been declared, with the Conservatives winning a majority and control of the council.
Green Party Councillor Gina Dowding has held on to her Lancaster Central seat on Lancashire County Council.
The Conservatives have gained control of Lancashire County Council. The party needed 43 seats to gain control. Labour previously held the majority. As it stands:
- Conservatives have 44 seats
- Labour have 27 seats
- Liberal Democrats have 4 seats
- Independents have 2 seats
- UKIP have 1 seat
The Conservatives are ahead at the half way point of the Lancashire County Council elections. A party needs 43 seats to take control. As it stands:
- Conservatives have 34 seats
- Labour have 23 seats
- Liberal Democrats have 3 seats
- UKIP have 1 seat
Conservative candidate Joe Cooney has been elected as councillor for Pendle Central with 1483 votes, a majority of 353. The seat was previously held by the Liberal Democrat candidate Dorothy Lord.
The first result in the Lancashire County Council election has been announced.
Labour hold on to the Accrington North ward, with a majority of 834 out of 1,976 votes.
Councillor Loraine Ann Cox is the successful candidate.
Counting is underway in Preston for Lancashire County Councils election. Voters will find out today who will run the council after heading to the polls yesterday.
Voter turn out was 31%, with 84 councillors across 12 districts being elected.
Voter turn out in the Greater Manchester Metro Mayor election was 28.93%.
Counting will begin later to find out the results in Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region elections.
See below for a full breakdown of Greater Manchester's voter turn out: