There is still no single party in overall control of Kirklees Council.

But Labour are the largest party with 34 of the 69 seats.

Thousands went to the polls yesterday but the ballot papers were not counted until this morning, at Cathedral House in Huddersfield.

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The Tories improved, increasing their share from 18 to 20 seats, while the Lib Dems and the Greens both lost one member.

Voters heading to the polls yesterday

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New faces had emerged in the list of candidates alongside a number of former councillors trying to get back into the fold.

This year’s election was also notable for the large number of high-profile existing councillors who are trying to stay in post.

And residents of Kirklees could see the balance of power shift if opinion polling predictions come true.

LIVE: Kirklees and Calderdale election results 2016

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Pollsters, Britain Elects, had predicted a nationwide loss of 150 Labour seats, with the Conservatives, Lib Dem and UKIP taking an equal share of the spoils.

In Kirklees the council was run by a minority Labour administration who had 34 of the 69 seats.

Some of the councillors at threat of losing their seats included three cabinet members, Labour councillors Graham Turner, Shabir Pandor and Steve Hall, but all retained them.

The Green Party in Kirklees had just four councillors but lost one. Leader, Clr Andrew Cooper, won his bid to retain the Newsome seat he has held since 1999, but Kirkburton Green, Clr Robert Barraclough lost his bid to stay on the council.

Long-standing Conservative and former cabinet member, Clr Martyn Bolt, won his for his Mirfield seat but former Mayor, Lib Dem Clr David Ridgway, lost his Colne Valley seat to Labour.