The final result has been declared for the Selby District Council election.
All 31 seats were contested in the poll, which happens every four years. There are 31 councillors in the Selby district, representing 19 wards.
The Council remains in Conservative control, albeit with a reduced majority compared to the previous four years. The Conservatives have 16 seats (down from 21), Labour have eight seats (up from seven), with gains for the Yorkshire Party (four seats; up from one) and three independents.
Sixty-six polling stations were open from 7am until 10pm across the district yesterday (Thursday 2 May) and around 12,000 postal votes were also received. The total turnout for the election was 31%, from an electorate of 68,336. This is slightly down on the previous comparable election.
Returning Officer and Selby District Council chief executive, Janet Waggott, said, “I’d like to thank everyone involved in delivering such a successful election – including all those working at polling stations, at the count and not forgetting those working behind the scenes to ensure everything worked to plan. I’d also like to thank all the candidates involved for their support to help us run the election.
“It’s been a tremendously busy week for the Selby district with both the election and the Tour de Yorkshire. Many council staff have worked extremely hard and very long hours to support these major events.”