York & North Yorkshire

Harrogate and Craven Councils remain under Conservative control

Election Count signs in Harrogate
Image caption Harrogate Council has been Conservative-controlled since the 2011 local elections

The Conservatives have maintained their hold on Harrogate Borough Council in the local elections.

Of the 19 seats being contested - one third of the total number of council seats - the party won nine.

The Liberal Democrats lost a total of four seats in the election, three to the Conservatives and one to an independent candidate.

Harrogate Council has been under Conservative control since the local elections in 2011.

The Conservatives also retained control of Craven District Council where they have 18 seats out of 27, after gaining a seat from the Liberal Democrats.