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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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Counting begins for Carlisle City Council election

Counting begins at the Sands Centre in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

Despite the first ballot box arriving at the Sands Centre in Carlisle shortly after 10.00pm, the counting has finally begun four hours later.

A third of the seats at Carlisle City Council are up for grabs.

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