Wakefield Council Election results 2018
Council remains in overall Labour control following the results of the 2018
local council elections.
The overall turnout was 26.86%. The turnout in the last local elections in 2016 was 30.23%.
Labour held 15 of the 17 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 two
seats from Labour, one seat from UKIP and one seat from an Independent.
There was one UKIP member up for election and he lost his seat.
There were two Independent seats being contested, one was lost to Labour and
the other was a conservative gain.
The make-up of the Council is as follows:
Labour 52 seats
Conservative 11 seats
UKIP 0 seats
Independent 0 seats
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
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