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Harrogate and Craven councils in Conservative control

Harrogate council offices
The Tories had previously run a minority administration

The Conservatives have gained control of Harrogate Borough Council.

The party gained two seats in the local elections, while the Liberal Democrats gained just one and the Independents lost two.

As a result, the Conservatives now have 28 of the local authority's 54 councillors, the Lib Dems have 22 and there are four Independents.

Meanwhile, the Conservatives also have control of Craven council, taking six of the nine seats up for grabs.

The council also has two Independents and one Liberal Democrat councillor.

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