Live Calderdale election results: Labour retains council control as Green candidate takes seat from Tories

Votes are being counted in Halifax as the results of the Calderdale local elections start to come in.

You can follow all the latest results, pictures and reaction from the election count that is being held in a special giant marquee on the council’s Mulcture Hall Road site.

The election count in Halifax (Picture Calderdale Council)

Live Calderdale election results, pictures and reaction

Last updated: Friday, 06 May, 2022, 14:48

  • Each of the 17 wards are being contested, with two seats in the mix in Ovenden ward.
  • With 26 seats needed for an overall majority, Labour will need to hold nine of the 11 seats it is defending, or make compensatory gains elsewhere, to retain overall control.

Shock in Northowram and Shelf

A big surprise with the Green candidate Martin Hey being elected ahead of Conservative councillor Stephen Baines who was looking to retain his seat.

Three more seats needed for Labour

The Labour group in Calderdale now need just three more seats to retain control of the Council. Before the results they needed nine of the 11 seats it is defending, or make compensatory gains elsewhere,

Rastrick ward result

The Conservatives have held its seat in Rastrick. Regan Dickenson has been elected.

Another result and Labour hold another seat.

This it’s in Park park ward where Shazad Fazal has been elected.

Cabinet member holds his seat

Councillor Scott Patient has held his seat. It means that Labour have retained another seat.

Result in for Town ward

It’s another hold for Labour.

Lib Dems hold their seat in Warley

Amanda Parsons-Hulse (Lib Dem) has retained her seat in the ward.

What we know so far.

Labour has held three of the nine seats they need to regain control.

The Conservatives have held two seats but lost one to the Lib Dems in Greetland and Stainland.

However the loss has been balanced by gaining the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe ward.

Another hold for Labour

Labour has held another seat - this time in Illingworth and Mixenden

Labour hold another ward

The current ruling Labour group has held another seat as they look to retain control in Calderdale.

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