Local elections 2014

Results for the local council elections 2014.

Labour take Lib Dem seats in elections in Newcastle

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To sum up: Labour gain 2 seats from Lib Dems and lose 1 to an Independent in Newcastle

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.

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Local Elections: Labour hold on but UKIP breakthrough again in Hartlepool

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.

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