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Result: Lab GAIN Kirklees

Labour has taken control of Kirklees Council for the first time since 1999.

A third of 69 seats were contested in yesterday's local elections. Before polling say Labour was the largest party but didn't have enough seats for an outright majority.

With counting well underway on Friday morning, Labour secured 36 council seats needed to secure a majority.

Liberal Democrat Councillor and Group Leader Nicola Turner lost her seat to Labour.

New composition is as follows:

  • Labour - 36
  • Conservatives - 20
  • Liberal Democrats - 7
  • Independents - 3
  • Green Party 3


Result: Lab HOLD Hull

Liberal Democrats made significant gains in Hull overnight but Labour remains in control of the council following yesterday's local elections.

Boundary changes meant the entire council was up for election - with all 57 council seats being contested.

The Lib Dems have seven new councillors. Labour lost seven, and Independents are down two from the previous composition.

The new look of the chamber is as follows:

  • Labour - 31
  • Liberal Democrats - 24
  • Conservatives - 2

Result: Lab HOLD Wakefield

UKIP lost its only councillor in Wakefield as Labour maintained control of the council once again.

Labour held 15 of the 17 seats it was defending.

The Conservatives were the big winners on the night, gaining two seats from Labour, one from UKIP and another from an Independent.

The new council composition is as follows:

  • Labour 52
  • Conservative 11


Result: Lab HOLD Bradford

Labour has increased its majority in Bradford after another strong showing in yesterday's local elections.

A third of the council, 30 seats in total, were being contested.

Labour gained four seats. The Conservatives also picked up one, with the Liberal Democrats finishing outside the top three in many areas.

Former leader of the council, Ian Greenwood, who lost his seat and the leadership in 2012 became a councillor in Bolton and Undercliffe overnight.

This is the new composition of the council:

  • Labour - 52
  • Conservative - 22
  • Liberal Democrat - 8
  • Independent - 3
  • Green Party - 2
  • The Independents - 2
  • Queensbury Independents - 1

Result: Lab HOLD Leeds

Labour has strengthened its grip on Leeds City Council following yesterday's local council elections.

The entire council was up for election with 99 seats in 33 wards being contested.

This is the new composition of the council:

  • Labour - 61
  • Conservative - 22
  • Liberal Democrat - 6
  • Morley Borough Independents - 5
  • Garforth and Swillington Independent Group - 3
  • Green Party - 2

Doncaster MP Rosie Winterton sacked in Labour reshuffle

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Doncaster MP Rosie Winterton has lost her job in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's latest reshuffle.

The 58-year-old, who was born in Leicester and went to university in Hull, has been Doncaster Central MP since 1997.

She has now been sacked after six years as Labour chief whip and replaced by Nick Brown, the MP for Newcastle East.

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