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The Lib Dems have lost two seats to Labour in the local elections.
But Independent Bill Corbett took Westerhope from Labour - the only seat the majority party lost.
Cllr Nick Forbes was re-elected as Labour group leader and will continue as the leader of Newcastle city council.
The Lib Dems have lost a seat to Labour in the local elections in Newcastle.
Our Correspondent Helen Ford is at the count.
Harrogate's Conservatives have gained three seats to increase their Council majority.
The seats were all lost by the Liberal Democrats, with the fourth lost to an independent.
UKIP deputy leader, Paul Nuttall, says his party is the only opposition to Labour in the North of England:
UKIP are celebrating their only success so far in the Local Elections in the North East, winning two seats on Hartlepool's Unitary Authority. They won the Jesmond ward from Labour by a margin of just two votes, after several recounts. Labour won six seats, retaining control of the authority.
Labour also held onto Sunderland, winning 21 of the 25 seats up for election, although Labour's mayor Bob Heron lost his seat. UKIP failed to make a breakthrough, but came second in 16 of the seats being fought.
Labour also retain control in South Tyneside,** holding 16 of the 18 seats up for election this year. Labour gained one seat - Fellgate and Hedworth - from UKIP, who came second in 14 of the 18 seats.
Votes have been counted after polling in three of our local council areas.
Sunderland was held by Labour, where UKIP failed to make the electoral breakthrough they were looking for, despite a strong showing in some wards.
Labour also held South Tyneside and Hartlepool.