County Council Elections 2013

Election news from Lancashire, Cumbria and Derbyshire

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  1. Daniel Hewitt

Political reporter Daniel Hewitt has an election roundup

The local elections have seen the Conservatives lose control of Lancashire - one of their flagship county councils in the country.

Lancashire slipped to No Overall Control thanks to a series of Labour gains.

Labour did gain control of Derbyshire Councty Council though - and the stalemate continued in Cumbria.

Our political reporter Daniel Hewitt has more:-


Lancashire no overall control

The Conservatives have lost control of Lancashire County Council leaving the authority in no overall control.

The results were:

Labour: 39 seats

Conservative: 35 seats

Liberal Democrats: 6 seats

Independent: 3 seats

Green party: 1 seat

No overall control of Cumbria

There remains no overall control of Cumbria County Council, with Labour winning 35 seats, the Conservatives taking 26 and Liberal Democrats securing 16.

UKIP failed to win any seats in the local authority despite a successful night elsewhere in the country.


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