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2022 local election: Liberal Democrats gain control of Hull Council from Labor as Conservatives lose sole seat Yorkshire News

Ahead of this week’s local election vote, Labor narrowly controlled the council with 29 seats, with the Liberal Democrats on 26.

Holding 19 of the 57 seats in the council for this year’s election, as of 2:40am this morning, the Liberal Democrats had won three seats, taking them to 29 and majority control of the council.

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Labor now has 27 seats, winning the Bricknell constituency from the only Tory councilor in Hull, but losing two seats overall.

Fellow Liberal Democrat Baroness Kramer said she was “obviously delighted” that her party had taken control of the Hull council.

Lady Kramer told Sky News that the party had “high hopes for Hull”.

She said: “It’s a community that, in a sense, has been frankly taken for granted by both Labor and the Conservatives.”

The Lib Dem peer said “big significant local issues” such as the number of local GPs came up on the doorstep, as well as cost of living and partygate.

“It’s not just partygate, it’s everything it stands for, this kind of general sense of a government in moral collapse,” Lady Kramer said.

Meanwhile, in north-east Lincolnshire, the Conservatives retained power, losing a seat in Freshney’s constituency to independent candidate Steve Holland.

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