Wakefield Council elections 2014

Ref: PR 4569
Date: 23/05/2014

Wakefield Council remains in overall Labour control following the results of the 2014 local council elections announced today (Friday, May 23).

The new make-up of the Council is:

Labour 54
Conservative 6
Independent 1

The overall turn out was 30.17% compared to 28.94% in 2012.
Labour, who was contesting 15 seats, held 14 seats and gained three from the Conservatives.

The Conservatives held one of the six seats they were defending losing three to labour and two to UKIP. This gives Labour an overall majority of 54 of the 63 seats.

UKIP gained two seats from the Conservatives and an Independent candidate gained a labour seat.

The previous make-up of the Council following the last elections in 2012 was Labour 52, Conservative 11, with no other parties or independents represented.

This year’s election was for a third of seats across the Council - one in each of the 21 wards.

For all results and more information on the elections visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/elections or follow us on Twitter @MyWakefield

The European Parliamentary election results will be announced on Sunday. The turn out in the Wakefield district was 30.4% for the results visit www.leeds.gov.uk/council/Pages/European-Parliamentary-Elections-2014.aspx