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Last Updated: Friday, 2 May, 2003, 14:58 GMT 15:58 UK
Labour make comeback in Hull
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Labour are once again the biggest party on Hull Council following Thursday's local elections.

They missed out on taking complete control, but their four gains gives them 28 seats compared to the Liberal Democrats 21.

This follows last year's strong swing to the Lib Dems which left them and Labour with 24 seats each.

Labour leader Colin Inglis said his party would now form a cabinet and would give Hull "firm, stable government".

Bad night

But it was a bad night for Labour in North East Lincolnshire.

They lost 15 seats and with it control of the council.

The Liberal Democrats gained nine and the Conservatives five.

Labour now have only seven seats in North East Lincolnshire.

The Conservatives are the largest party with 16 with the Liberal Democrats on 15. There are also four independents.

Final outcome

In North Lincolnshire, the Conservatives gained control after winning three seats.

But the result was only confirmed after recounts in Burton upon Stather and Winterton.

When the final results were verified, the Tories had 22 seats and Labour 21.

A series of mixed results in East Riding of Yorkshire leaves the council once again without one party in control.

The Conservatives are the largest party followed by the Liberal Democrats.

One of the political casualties of the election was the Labour group leader Ian Male who lost his Bridlington Central and Old Town seat.




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