Yorkshire local election 2024 results

Labour candidate David Skaith became the first elected mayor of York and North Yorkshire. Skaith owns a meanswear shop in York and is chair of the city’s high street forum. Housing and transport have been central to his campaign.

Oliver Coppard was another Labour mayoral victor, keeping the post in South Yorkshire with 50.9% of the vote. Turnout was 27%. Conservative Nick Allen was second with 16.5% and Green candidate Douglas Johnson third on 13.6%.

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Labour’s Tracy Brabin scored 50.4% to hold West Yorkshire as mayor and continue serving an area that includes Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield.

Liberal Democrats retained control of Hull City Council, hanging on as Labour gained three seats from them. Lib Dems now have 31 seats and Labour 26. Cllr Mike, leader of Hull, said people had faith in the Lib Dems. Labour group leader Daren Hale argued his party was moving in the direction of retaking control of Hull.

North East Lincolnshire fell into no overall control after the Conservatives lost eight seats and with it their majority. Labour picked up six of those shipped seats but still only had 15 out of 42, to the Conservatives’ 19.

Barnsley was a Labour hold with the only change a Lib Dem victory at the expense of the Conservatives. Labour has 48 out of 63 councillors.

Independents picked up seven seats in Bradford, Labour holding the borough despite losing five of its own councillors. Labour has a slim majority now, occupying 49 out of 90 seats in the council chamber.

Labour also remains in control of Calderdale, Rotherham, Wakefield and Leeds.

However, Labour lost control of Kirklees, where there is no overall party majority now.

Sheffield is also in no overall control, although the largest party, Labour, did pick up two, taking its total to 35 out of 84 councillors, followed by the Lib Dem’s 27.

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