Kirklees Council

  1. Kirklees: Labour takes control

    Labour has taken control of Kirklees Council after the party gained three more seats in the local election.

    Kirklees count

    The authority was previously under no overall control, but now Labour has the most seats with 36, the Conservatives have 18 seats after losing one, the Liberal Democrats have eight seats after also losing one, and the Green Party remain the same with three seats. Independents have four seats, after also losing one.

    A third of all 69 seats were up for election with one seat in all of Kirklees’ 23 wards going to the polls.

    The results for each ward in full can be viewed on Kirklees Council’s website.

  2. What results are being announced later?

    If you're waking up after voting in an election yesterday wondering when your results are going to be announced, you may have some waiting to do.

    ballot papers

    Only a handful of councils had overnight counts, meaning their results have been announced this morning.

    Later today, we're expecting Kirklees, Wakefield, Bradford, Calderdale and Leeds to announce their council results as they count this morning and into the afternoon.

    We're also waiting to hear about the South Yorkshire mayoral election result - where current Labour mayor Dan Jarvis is not standing for re-election.

    In North Yorkshire, voting happened for the new unitary authority where 90 seats are up for grabs.

    The results for all those are expected between 13:00 and 19:00 today.

  3. Snow closes some West Yorkshire schools

    The wintry weather has forced a number of schools in West Yorkshire to close on Friday.

    Snow in Kirklees

    In Kirklees, Berry Brow I&N and Castle Hill have both indicated they will not be open today. A number of other schools are also starting later.

    In Bradford, the council has indicated three schools are currently affected, two with late starts and Oldfield Primary School not opening due to snow and ice on the site.

    Two schools in Calderdale have closed their doors due to the weather. Norland CE and St Mary's CE J&I in Sowerby Bridge have both shut their doors.

    There are no snow-related closures reported in Wakefield and Leeds.

    For the latest on the weather, visit the BBC's weather page for your area.