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Local Elections 2008

All the results from our two councils.


The Liberal Democrats last night regained overall control of Hull City Council, after gaining five seats in the local authority elections (Beverley, Boothferry, Derringham, Newington and Pickering), including two from Labour . They now have 33 of the 59 seats available.

It was a bad night for Labour, although not as bad as many had predicted, gaining the St Andrews ward, but losing Newington and Pickering.

The biggest losses were felt by the Independents who lost all four of the seats they were defending. The results mean that the Liberal Democrats now have unprecedented control in the Guildhall.

For many the story of the night was the former leader of Hull City Council and former Chair of the Humberside Police Authority Colin Inglis being voted back onto the council in the Myton ward. The man he replaced, Deputy Leader of the Labour Group in the city Darren Hale, managed to win a seat in the St Andrews ward.

Only one Conservative seat was up for election in Bricknell, where Andrew Percy safely defended his seat.

Lib Dem 33 (+5)
Labour 19 (-1)
Hull NEW Ind 3 (-3)
Conservative and Unionist 2
Independent 1 (-1)
Non-aligned 1

Turnout 25.5 %


In North East Lincolnshire, its very much a case of as you were, as both the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives gained a seat meaning it remains a hung council.

The Liberal Democrats took their tally to 20 out of the 42 seats available, after gaining East Marsh and Freshney wards, but losing Immingham, which is often seen as a key general election indicator, to the Conservatives who now have 16 seats.

The biggest losses were felt by the Labour Party who lost two seats, although their leader Chris Shaw held his seat in Sidney Sussex. They now have just four seats on the council.

Personnel wise, the Chairman of Grimsby Town Football Club John Fenty joined the ranks of the council as he was elected in the vacant Humberston and New Waltham ward.

Eighteen-year-old John Paul Howarth became the regions youngest councillor as he was elected for the Liberal Democrats in East Marsh.

Lib Dem 20 (+1)
Conservative 16 (+1)
Labour 4 (-2)
Independent 2

Turnout 30%

last updated: 02/05/2008 at 08:27
created: 02/04/2008

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