Labour gain control of Kirklees Labour gained control of Kirklees Council from being the largest party with no overall control.
May 4, 2018
After two Labour gains and two Liberal Democrat losses in Thursday's election the state of the parties on the council is now Labour 36, Conservative 20, Liberal Democrats 7, Green 3, Independent 3.
Voting took place on Thursday May 3 to elect one-third of the councillors across the 23 wards of the Kirklees metropolitan district, where there are three councillors per ward.
One Kirklees councillor was elected in each ward in this election, except in the Birstall & Birkenshaw ward in north Kirklees where a vacancy required the election of two councillors.
There were also by-elections taking place to elect a councillor for Holme Valley Parish Council in its Honley Central & East Ward.