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LIVE UPDATES: Leeds and Wakefield local election results REACTION AND ANALYSIS

A voter leaves the polling station at the Raging Bull Boxing Club in Osmondthorpe, Leeds, yesterday.

A voter leaves the polling station at the Raging Bull Boxing Club in Osmondthorpe, Leeds, yesterday.

Check out latest reaction and analysis from local election counts in Leeds and Wakefield.

Labour made the first break through in the race for Leeds City Council seats taking Rothwell from the Liberal Democrats.

It is expected to be the first of a clutch of gains for Labour, which currently has 55 of the council’s 99 seats.

JUBILANT Labour supporters in Leeds are celebrating today after strengthening their grip on the city council.

The party has made gains in Headingley, Burmantofts and Richmond Hill, Temple Newsam, Hyde Park, Gipton and Harehills and Rothwell, with Moortown and Roundhay likely to follow.

Coun Peter Gruen, the Labour Group’s deputy leader, put the victory down to “compassionate” policies that the ruling Labour administration had followed while having to make big spending cutbacks.

 
 
 

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