Conservatives overtake Labour in Northumberland election

Labour's loss has been the Conservative's gain in the Northumberland County Council elections. Credit: Northumberland County Council

Conservatives have gained 13 extra seats than they did in the 2013 election, helping them overtake Labour to become the council's biggest party with 33 seats.

Liberal Democrats results also fell short of expectations, with the party losing a total of 7 seats.

Despite Tory success in the polls, the results weren't quite enough to secure total control for the party.

34 seats out of a possible 66 are required for a party to claim total control of the council, falling short by one seat means Northumberland County Council remains as 'No Overall Control'.