Keith Wakefield has reacted to the Labour gains in Leeds
“I am delighted with these results. Leeds has sent a powerful message to the Coalition government - their ministers are out of touch with ordinary people and their economic policies are failing communities right across our city.
“This Government has reduced opportunities for our young people, undermined the NHS and forced working families and the elderly to bear the brunt of a stalled economy – while at the same time giving tax breaks to the super wealthy.
George Galloway's Respect Party has delivered another knockout blow to Labour in Bradford, defeating the party leader Ian Greenwood.
Voters across the Calendar region have been at the polls to elect 302 councillors on 15 of our local authorities