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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
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
Labour maintains control of Lincoln City Council despite losing two seats overnight.
The Conservatives won three seats, two from Labour and one from an Independent.
A third of the council, 11 seats, were up for election.
The new composition is as follows:
- Labour - 24
- Conservatives - 9
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