06 May 2016
Wakefield Council remains in overall Labour control following the results of the 2016 local council elections.
The overall turnout was 30.23%. The turnout in 2015, which was also a general election year, was 57.6%.
Labour held 18 of the 19 seats they were defending. They lost one seat to the Conservatives and gained one seat from an Independent.
The Conservatives held the one seat they were defending and have gained one seat from Labour.
There was one Independent member up for election and he lost his seat.
The make-up of the Council is as follows:
Labour 53 seats
Conservative 7 seats
UKIP 2 seats
Independent 1 seat
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.