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Liberal Democrats increase majority in Hull City Council elections, Conservatives face challenges in East Riding



Hull City Council’s local elections came to a close in the early hours of Friday, May 5th, as the Liberal Democrats held control of the council with 32 seats out of 57. Hull’s election results were declared at the Guildhall, with 19 out of 21 wards up for grabs. The Labour Group secured the remaining 25 seats. The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is still awaiting its results, but Conservatives have been losing seats and councils throughout the country.

The Hull City Council election saw interesting results in various wards. The Liberal Democrats had several victories, including in the Derringham, Longhill & Bilton Grange, and North Carr wards. The Labour Party had notable wins in the Orchard Park, Avenue, and Newington & Gypsyville wards. Both parties held their respective seats in several other wards.

The official turnout for the Hull local elections was 22.01%, with over 21,600 postal voters participating across the 19 wards. The city had 114 polling stations, including Hull Mosque, Hands on History Museum, and numerous community centres, cafes, and restaurants. Over 250 polling station staff worked on Election Day, clocking in over 3,800 hours.

Meanwhile, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council is still awaiting results. The Conservatives, who were in control, face challenges as they have been losing seats and councils across the country. It remains to be seen if this trend will extend to the East Riding of Yorkshire.

In summary, the Hull City Council local elections concluded with the Liberal Democrats retaining control of the council with 32 seats, while the Labour Group secured 25 seats. The East Riding of Yorkshire Council election results are still pending, but the Conservatives are facing potential losses as they have been struggling in other areas of the country.

The local elections have highlighted the political landscape in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire, with the Liberal Democrats maintaining control over the Hull City Council. As the country watches closely, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council results may reveal further challenges for the Conservative Party.

Full election results for Hull City Council 2023

WardParty Gaining/Holding SeatWinning CandidateVotes (Lib Dem, Labour, Conservative, Green, Other)
Orchard ParkLabour Party holdGary Wareing807, 883, 60, 67
AvenueLabour Party holdAbhimanyu Singh1174, 1662, 94, 330
SuttonLiberal Democrats holdAllen Healand1595, 875, 150
HoldernessLiberal Democrats holdKalvin Neal1519, 680, 111
BoothferryLiberal Democrats holdJack Haines1324, 749, 190
DerringhamLiberal Democrats gainSarita Robinson1147, 816, 144
Newington & GypsyvilleLabour Party holdGill Kennett350, 885, 156, 117
SouthcoatesLabour Party holdJessica Raspin-, 278, 1081, 140, 157 (Reform UK)
IngsLabour Party holdDenise Thompson-, 642, 740, 92, 83 (Green), 22 (TUSC)
CentralLabour Party holdShane McMurray, Sharon Qassim310, 258, 714, 620, 88, 87, 79 (TUSC)
DrypoolLiberal Democrats holdDiana Hatcher-, 116, 1545, 470, 109 (Green), 49 (TUSC)
Longhill & Bilton GrangeLiberal Democrats gainSherilee Jepmond840, 672, 99, -, 77 (TUSC)
PickeringLiberal Democrats holdMark Ieronimo1102, 731, 73
Beverley & NewlandLiberal Democrats holdPaul Drake-Davis1979, 755, 116, -, 90 (TUSC)
KingswoodLiberal Democrats holdCharles Quinn939, 261, 67
North CarrLiberal Democrats gainGarreth Byrne825, 603, 83
St. Andrew’s & DocklandsLabour & Co-operative Party holdHaroldo Herrera-Richmond314, 988, 127, 138, 51 (TUSC)
MarfleetLabour & Co-operative Party holdRosemary Pantelakis225, 714, 95
West CarrLiberal Democrats holdChristine Randall940, 601, 155, 76 (TUSC)

Please note that the “Votes” column shows the number of votes for each party, in the order of Liberal Democrats, Labour Party, Conservative Party, Green Party, and other parties (if applicable). In some cases, “-” is used to indicate that a party did not have a candidate running in that ward.

Election results for East Riding of Yorkshire council 2023 will be published once announced

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