Labour takes Crawley and Amber Valley

The Labour Party has won a majority in Crawley, with new council leader Peter Lamb becoming one of the youngest in the country at the age of 27.

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Crawley goes red - Labour win 4 Tory seats and take the council. Great news for @chris_oxlade in 2015 #winninginthesouth

The party also gained overall control of Amber Valley in a nail-biting count which went down to the very last seat.

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Great news from Amber Valley. Now Labour-run after for the first time in 14 years. Congratulations to the whole team there

The wins mean Labour has gained overall control of seven councils so far.

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