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Labour retains control of Hull City Council after 2021 election results

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The Labour Party have retained their majority and control of Hull City Council after a full day of counting votes yesterday in the 2021 local elections.

It came with a bit of a scare though as the Liberal Democrats gained two extra seats on the council, gaining two of Labour’s seats; Peter Clark in North Carr Ward and the Sutton Ward seat from Leisure and Tourism councillor, Dave Craker.

Labour did gain a seat from the Conservatives in Bricknell ward, which Peter North won, and the council’s current Deputy Leader Daren Hale managed to fend off challenges in St Andrews and Docklands wards.

The political make-up of the council is:
Labour Group – 30
Liberal Democrat Group – 26
Conservative Group – 1

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Any changes to the Cabinet will be announced by the Leader in due course.

Full data is available here.

2021 Hull Elections: as it happened

This year’s counting took place at the Bonus Arena to provide plenty of space for social distancing

6.42pm: The 19th election result, and last, is now in.

Sutton Ward: Lib Dem gain (Rhys Furley)6.38pm: The 18th election result is now in. Holderness Ward: Lib Dem hold (Linda Tock)

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6.30pm: The 17th election result is now in.

Southcoates Ward: Labour hold (Hester Bridges)

6.22pm: The 16th election result is now in.

Drypool Ward: Lib Dem hold (Tracey Neal)

6.15pm: The latest result means that Labour retain control of Hull City Council6.14pm: The 15th election result is now in. Marfleet Ward: Labour hold (Sharon Belcher)6.09: The 14th election result is now in. Ings Ward: Labour hold (Alan Gardiner)

6.06pm: The 13th election result is now in.

Longhill and Bilton Grange Ward: Labour hold (Julia Connor)

2.41pm: The 12th election result, and the final result of the second session, is now in.

West Carr Ward: Lib Dem hold (Chris Randall)

2.35pm: And the 11th result is in.

Beverley & Newland Ward: Lib Dem hold (Michael Ross)2.27pm: The 10th result of the Hull local elections has now been announced at the Bonus Arena. University Ward: Labour hold (Steven Wilson)

2.21pm: And the ninth result has been announced.

Orchard Park Ward: Labour hold (Gwendoline Rose Nicola)

2.08pm: The eighth result of the day has been announced by returning officer Matt Jukes.

North Carr Ward: Lib Dem gain (Jan Loft)

1.50pm: The first result of the second session, and seventh of the day, is through.

Kingswood Ward: Lib Dem hold (Mark Bisbey)

11.16am: The final result of the morning, the sixth of the day, has now been announced.

Boothferry Ward: Lib Dem hold (Alison Collinson)

11.08am: We now have the fifth result, announced by returning officer Matt Jukes.

Avenue Ward: Lib Dem hold (John Robinson)

10.54am: And the fourth result in the Hull local election has now been announced.

St Andrew’s & Docklands Ward: Labour hold (Daren Hale)

10:48am: The third result has now been announced by the returning officer.

Derringham Ward: Lib Dem hold (David Woods)

10.41am: The second result has now been announced.

Bricknell Ward: Labour gain (Peter North)

10.35am: The first result has now been announced by returning officer Matt Jukes.

Newington & Gipsyville Ward: Labour hold (Tracy Dearing)

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