The Conservative Party have retained control of North Yorkshire County Council after local election results were announced today.
The party dominated votes in the all-out election, winning a total of 45 of 72 seats.
Labour made headway, gaining six seats, taking its total on the council to seven, while the UK Independence Party won its first two seats in the county. The Liberal Democrats won eight seats, one less than in 2009, and the number of independent councillors dropped from 14 to eight.
The Conservatives will elect a new leader of the council next week.
A full list of election winners will be published in next Thursday’s Wetherby News.