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Local Elections England 2016: Cumbria

Labour hold Carlisle City Council with 27 seats overall, with a turnout of 35.55%. The Liberal Democrats hold South Lakeland District Council. Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner election results are to be counted later today.

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Local Elections 2016: The first ballot box arrives

The first ballot boxes have arrive at the count in Carlisle

Ballot boxes have begun arriving at the Sands Centre in Carlisle ahead of a count that will decide who controls the city council.

One third of the Council's seats are up for grabs.

Before today's election, ten were held by Labour, five by the Conservatives, three by independent councillors and one by the Liberal Democrats. Before the election, Labour controlled the city council with 28 seats in total.

The Conservatives had 20.

The count will start after votes have been separated between the Council ballot papers and the Police and Crime Commissioner ballot papers. Counting is expected to end in the early hours of Friday morning.

The PCC votes will be counted on Friday morning at 11am.

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