Conservatives take control of Peterborough City Council

The Conservative Party has taken control of Peterborough City Council following yesterday's elections.

The party increased their number of councillors on the authority from 30 to 31, having held four seats, gained two from Labour and one from UKIP.

The council had been in no overall control before yesterday's elections, which saw 18 of the authority's 60 seats up for grabs.

Councillor John Holdich, leader of the Conservative Group and the Council, said: "I am delighted that we have won overall control of the council and would like to thank everybody involved for all of their hard work.

"We have faced difficult challenges in recent times and there is much work for us to do, but we will continue to work hard for the residents of Peterborough."

The Conservatives also lost a seat to the Green Party, with Julie Howell taking Orton Waterville from Councillor Gavin Elsey, whilst long-serving councillor John Peach lost his Park ward seat to Labour's Aasiyah Joseph.

Labour held four wards, lost one to the Liberal Democrats and gained one from the Liberal Party, which held two wards.

The Liberal Democrats gained one seat, increasing their number of councillors from five to six, whilst the Independents held one ward.

A full list of results from the elections can be found online on the council's website.

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