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Summary

  1. Local election counts across Yorkshire and Humber region
  2. Updates on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 May 2015

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20 things you may've missed

BBC Magazine

It's sometimes difficult to catch everything during a general election night whirlwind of facts, stats and spin. Here are

20 things you may have missed.

Downing street door
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Hull West & Hessle

Johnson has support, says Johnson

Labour's

Hull North MP Diana Johnson says neighbouring MP
Alan Johnson would have a "lot of support" if he stood for the vacant Labour leadership.

Alan Johnson
BBC

Ms Johnson said: "If he was willing to put his name forward I'm sure there would be a lot of support for him."

Mr Johnson said he wouldn't speculate on the future leadership of the party.

Local elections

Conservatives hold Hambleton

Hambleton District Council remains under Conservative control.

The Tories lost nine seats, independent councillors lost six seats and the Lib Dems two.

The council now has 27 Conservative members and one UKIP councillor

Local elections

Conservatives hold East Riding

The Conservatives have retained control of the

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

They picked up two seats to reach a total of 51 councillors.

UKIP gained two seats and now have three members. There are now five independent councillors and two Lib Dems.

Kirklees Council

Counting continues

You can find the local election results for

Kirklees here, the count is still going on.

Look North

Tonight's election round-up

BBC Look North

Here's Nikki Brown, tonight's Look North producer, hard at work on the running order for the programme to be broadcast at 18:30.

Look North Producer
BBC

There will be a comprehensive look at the election results across the region - on a day when many of the momentous stories have happened right here in Yorkshire.

There'll also be time for sport and weather too. Watch Look North

here.

Wakefield Council

Labour hold Wakefield

Labour have held

Wakefield in today's election, of the 21 seats available Labour won 17 and the Conservatives four.

Labour dominate the full council with 54 out of the 63 seats.

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Conservatives hold Craven

The Conservatives have won two seats to extend their control over

Craven District Council.

Labour and UKIP both picked up one seat each and the Lib Dems lost one.

The final standings are Conservatives 20, independents six, Labour two, Lib Dems one and UKIP one.

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Conservatives gain Richmondshire

The Conservatives have won

Richmondshire District Council from independent control.

The Tories gained nine seats, with eight coming from independents and one from UKIP.

The new council now has 21 Conservative councillors, 11 independents and two Lib Dems.

Calderdale Council

Calderdale NOC

Calderdale remains as No Overall Control.

The Conservatives have gained a seat from both Labour and Liberal Democrats among the 17 up for grabs.

The council is now: Labour 24, Conservative 21, Liberal Democrat five and Independent one.

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Conservatives hold Harrogate

The Conservatives have held on to

Harrogate Borough Council increasing their number of councillors by one.

The Lib Dems are the second largest party with 15 seats with independent councillors holding four seats.

Rotherham Council

Labour hold Rotherham

Rotherham has been held by Labour. In this election Labour have taken 19 seats and UKIP three.

The full council now has 48 Labour councillors, 12 UKIP, two Independent and one Conservative.

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Labour hold Leeds Council

Labour has held

Leeds City Council, where a third of the 99 seats were up for election.

The Conservatives won one seat to take their total to 19.

The rest of the parties were unchanged with Labour on 63, the Lib Dems with nine, the Greens have three seats and independents hold five seats.

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Conservatives hold North Lincolnshire

The Conservatives have increased their hold on

North Lincolnshire Council, taking three seats from Labour.

The Tories now have 26 councillors to Labour's 17.

Sheffield City Council

Labour hold Sheffield

Labour holds Sheffield City Council. Of the 28 seats contested this time Labour won 21, the Liberal Democrats took five, UKIP one and the Green Party one.

In all the council has 84 seats - Labour hold 59, Liberal Democrats 16, UKIP five and Green four

Local elections

Fire alarm triggered at Bradford count

Counting has resumed in the Bradford City Council elections after a fire alarm meant the Richard Dunn Sports Centre was evacuated.

People evacuated from Richard Dunn Sports Centre in Bradford
BBC

The evacuation means counting has been set back by an hour.

Next Labour leader

Blunkett's view

BBC Radio Sheffield

tweets: David Blunkett says the next Labour leader needs to be someone with a set of values that resonates across classes and across geography.

Mr Blunkett was the Labour MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough but stood down before this election.

Morley and Outwood

Jenkyns: Why I stood

Trevor Gibbons

BBC News, Yorkshire

Conservative Andrea Jenkyns, who ousted Labour's Ed Balls, has been speaking about how the death of her lorry driver father Clifford in 2011 from a hospital infection pushed her into standing for Parliament.

"He went in for a routine op and through complications he caught MRSA and died.I lost my dad in unfortunate circumstances and I just wanted to go in (to Parliament) to make the NHS a better place for all."

Here's the result for the

Morley and Outwood contest.

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Wakefield Council turnout figure

Wakefield Council says the turnout figure for the local election is 56.85%.

The count is under way.

Colne Valley

Miliband resignation 'tragedy'

Huddersfield Examiner

tweets "Ed Miliband's resignation 'a tragedy' says defeated
Colne Valley candidate Jane East".

Ed Miliband
Huddersfield Examiner

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North East Lincolnshire NOC

There's no change in

North East Lincolnshire. Labour have the largest number of councillors at 20 but the council remains under No Overall Control.

The Conservatives have 10, UKIP nine and the Liberal Democrats three seats on the 42-seat council.

UKIP gained a seat and Independents lost one.

Brigg and Goole

Majority key to 'economic recovery'

Andrew Percy, Conservative MP for

Brigg and Goole, said that the stability of having a majority would allow the Tories to "continue to secure the economic future."

Mr Percy, who increased his share of the vote, said: "The key priority for this government has got to be the economic recovery, but it has to be a recovery that people start to feel on the ground."

Calderdale Council

Calderdale Council 'one to watch'

BBC Radio Leeds

Louise Martin, BBC Radio Leeds political reporter,

tweets: "For me, the West Yorkshire council to watch is #Calderdale. Will Labour take back the council?"

Test your election night knowledge

The voting's over - did you stay the course during the campaign or did it sent you to sleep?

Dog waits outside polling station
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Test your knowledge of the quotes, gaffes, stumbles and surprises of the 2015 general election on the

Magazine's quiz.

Doncaster, Sheffield and Rotherham

The final furlong

Trevor Gibbons

BBC News, Yorkshire

James Vincent is still at his desk in Broadcasting Centre in Leeds in the final furlong of a long general election night.

He can still manage a weary smile though, as he finishes his reports before heading for a sleep.

James Vincent
BBC

He's been in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster overnight covering events for Look North.

His shift has included the news of the resignation of

Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband from the Labour Party leadership and
Sheffield Hallam's Nick Clegg as Liberal Democrat head.

What the local papers are saying

'He's back'

Huddersfield Examiner

tweets: "Election Special available today!" it has the headline "He's back" with a picture of David Cameron outside the door of 10 Downing Street.

Huddersfield Examiner front page
Huddersfield Examiner

Local elections

Labour hold Barnsley

Labour have won two more seats and have increased their tight hold on the 63-seat council. The party now has 55 councillors, with Independents and the Conservatives on four councillors each.

Labour won 19 of the 21 seats in this election, the Conservatives two.

Great Grimsby and Cleethorpes

Election highlights in pictures

The Grimsby Telegraph has

pictures from the general election at Grimsby Auditorium for the seats of Great Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

Melanie Onn, Labour's candidate for Great Grimsby
Grimsby Telegraph

Barnsley Central

Dan the man for Labour top job?

James Vincent

BBC Look North

Dan Jarvis has led people into battle before, perhaps he's the man that Labour needs now. An officer in the Parachute Regiment - he was the first person since World War Two to resign his commission to fight a parliamentary by-election.

MP Dan Jarvis
PA

Several newspapers had already linked Dan Jarvis with leading the party, something that, through no fault of his own, had got him into a little trouble with party HQ.

But now, with Ed Miliband back to constituency politics, Dan Jarvis might fancy it. But remember, he's only been an MP since 2011, this was his first general election win. He may feel he's not quite ready.

Morley and Outwood

Jenkyns says thanks

Andrea Jenkyns, the new MP,

tweets: "Thank you to the people of #Morley & #Outwood - I will work tirelessly to represent you in Westminster."

Conservative election poster
Conservative Party

The Conservative victory over Labour's Ed Balls in

Morley and Outwood was one of the defining moments of the count.

Local elections

Conservatives hold Ryedale

The Conservative group retained control of Ryedale District Council winning 20 seats. The council's make-up is now Conservative 20; Independents five seats , Liberal three seats and Liberal Democrats two seats.

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Labour hold Hull

Labour have won two more seats seats and have increased their hold on the council.

The party now has 40 councillors, with the Lib Dems the second largest group with 15 and the Conservatives third with two councillors.

Independent party Hull Red Labour lost one councillor and now have one representative, with UKIP also having a single councillor.

Morley & Outwood

'I gave up job and house'

"I gave my job up, I sold my house and moved in with mum so I could afford to be a full-time politician" newly-elected

Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns told 5 live.

Andrea Jenkyns
PA

On taking Ed Balls' Leeds seat of

Morley and Outwood by just 422 votes, Ms Jenkyns said "It's the kind of seat you have to put your heart and soul in... I really want to be the strong Yorkshire voice for our area".

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Conservatives hold Selby

The Conservative group holds Selby District Council, winning 22 seats. Labour won eight seats and there is one independent councillor.

York Central

New MP's letter

Gemma Dillon, Political Reporter BBC York

tweets: "Rachael Maskell new Labour MP for
York Central handed this as result declared."

Letter for MPs
Trevor Gibbons

North East Lincolnshire

First results due

BBC Radio Humberside

tweets: "The first declarations from North East Lincolnshire Council due soon. We'll bring you the results on @RadioHumberside".

North East Lincolnshire count
Trevor Gibbons

North Lincolnshire Council

Up for grabs

Natalie Glanvill, BBC Radio Humberside

tweets: "So 17 wards on @NorthLincsCNews up for grabs. Represented by 43 councillors. Declarations due around 2pm."

Local council election details

can be found here.

Election night moments

In Pictures

BBC Look North

Yorkshire's most memorable election night moments on

BBC Look North Yorkshire Facebook page.

Nick Clegg
BBC

It's been an historic night in Yorkshire where the Conservatives claimed their most high-profile victory of all - the defeat of Labour's shadow chancellor Ed Balls in

Morley and Outwood.

Ed Miliband held on to his seat in

Doncaster North but resigned as Labour leader after his party's poor performance.

Despite winning in

Sheffield Hallam, MP Nick Clegg later resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrats after the party lost most of its seats.

Doncaster North

Miliband 'responsible' for defeat

Mr Miliband said he "took absolute and total responsibility" for the party's defeat.

He said Harriet Harman would take over the leadership until a leader was elected.

Rather than breaking through as forecast by opinion polls, Labour saw losses to the Tories in key marginal seats and failed to win the Conservatives most vulnerable constituencies.

BreakingBreaking News

Miliband resigns as Labour leader

Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband has announced his resignation as leader of the Labour Party.