The Labour party has regained control of Derbyshire County Council from the Conservatives.
The authority had been under Labour control for 28 years prior to 2009, when the Tories took over. But Labour won 43 seats in yesterday’s election to take back control.
In the High Peak, Labour’s Caitlin Bisknell took the Buxton North and East ward from the Conservative party’s Pam Reddy. And in Buxton West, Tony Kemp (Conservative) was elected into the seat left vacant by Robin Baldry.
Chapel and the Hope Valley remains a Conservative seat with Jocelyn Street being elected into the seat previously held by Tracy Critchlow.
There are now only three Liberal Democrat seats on the county council, two of which are in the High Peak.
In New Mills, Beth Atkins retained her seat, while in Whaley Bridge, David Lomax (Liberal Democrat Focus Team) was elected into the seat previously held by Liberal Democrat Barrie Taylor.
The make-up of Derbyshire County Council is now: Labour, 43; Conservative, 18; Liberal Democrat, 3. Neither UKIP, the Green Party, or any other parties won any seats in Derbyshire.
Buxton North and East
Margaret Appleby (UKIP) - 495
Caitlin Bisknell (Labour) - 1,138 - ELECTED
Pam Reddy (Conservative) - 795
Graham Scott (Lib Dem) - 84
Turn-out 28.27 per cent
Matthew Bain (Green Party) - 219
Tony Kemp (Conservative) - 1,123 - ELECTED
Bob Morris (Independent) - 771
Fiona Sloman (Labour) - 952
Christopher Weaver (Lib Dem) - 90
Turn-out 32.5 per cent
Chapel and Hope Valley
Charlotte Nancy Farrell (Green Party) - 349
Ian Guiver (UKIP) - 586
Brian Hallsworth (Lib Dem) - 149
Tim Norton (Labour) - 897
Jocelyn Street (Conservative) - 1,441 - ELECTED
Turn-out 37.38 per cent
Beth Atkins (Lib Dem) - 1,408 - ELECTED
Alan Barrow (Labour) - 1,205
Jeff Lawton (Conservative) - 865
Dee Sayce (Green Party) - 237
Turn-out 37.3 per cent
James Bush (UKIP) - 424
Rodney Gilmour (Conservative) - 878
David Lomax (Lib Dem Focus Team) - 995 - ELECTED
Martin Thomas (Labour) - 846