THE Lib Dems have lost a string of seats around Huddersfield as voters turned against the party in this year's Kirklees Council elections.

Labour took Dalton, Golcar and Dewsbury West from the Lib Dems, who also lost Colne Valley and Lindley to the Conservatives.

In Holme Valley North independent Ed Holroyd-Doveton unseated Lib Dem David Woodhead.

The Lib Dems held on in Almondbury and Cleckheaton, but have slipped from second to third place on Kirklees.

Labour held all seven seats it was defending while the Tories kept their six.

The Greens kept both the seats they were defending - with Clr Derek Hardcastle clinging on by 82 votes in Kirkburton.

See our liveblog below to see how it happened or go to Page 2 for our breakdown of each ward.


Almondbury

Liberal Democrat  Blanchard, James Christopher  1736  Held
Conservative  Thomas, Janice  1400  
Labour  Ledsam, Elliott  1322  
Green  Marchant, Eileen  677  
British National Party  Leach, Tony  230  
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts  Fennell, Craig  105  
 
Total votes:    5470
Turnout:    41%

Ashbrow
 
Labour  Harris, Cath  2817  Held
Conservative  Armer, Bill  1871  
Liberal Democrat  Singh, Manjit  397  
Green  Fallows, Sharon Elaine  285  
 
Total votes:    5395
Turnout:    39%

Batley East
 
Labour  Stubley, Amanda Louise  3834  Held
Conservative  Laher, Mohammed Esmail  1028  
Liberal Democrat  Bloom, Jon Robert  333  
Independent  Griffin, Mark Steven  295  
Green  Cunnington, Peter  212  
 
Total votes:    5702
Turnout:    45%

Batley West
  
Labour  O'Neill, Peter  3376  Held
Conservative  Birkenshaw, John Brian  1302  
Green  Blakeley, Matt  317  
Liberal Democrat  Iqbal, Irfan  252  
 
Total votes:    5247
Turnout:    40%

Birstall and Birkenshaw
 
Conservative  Light, Robert Christopher  2642  Held
Labour  Williams, Michael John  1640  
Green  Lord, Clive  368  
Liberal Democrat  Brain England, Suzy  317  
 
Total votes:    4967
Turnout:    40%

Cleckheaton
 
Liberal Democrat  Pinnock, Andrew Charles  2237  Held
Conservative  Pinder, David  1389  
Labour  Howard, Dan  1316  
Green  Barraclough, Robert  283  
 
Total votes:    5225
Turnout:    41%

Colne Valley
  
Conservative  Bellamy, Donna Katherine  1656  Gain
Labour  Ellam, Tabatha Jayne  1554  
Liberal Democrat  Bradbury, Lynn Elizabeth  1425  
Green  Collis, Chayley Zillah Frances  559  
UK Independence Party  Roberts, Melanie  543  
 
Total votes:    5771
Turnout:    44%

Crosland Moor and Netherton

Labour  Sarwar, Mohammad  2754  Held
Conservative  Waple, Louisa Mary  1151  
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts  Grunsell, Dr. Jackie  866  
Liberal Democrat  Hussain, Mahmood  574  
Green  Ball, Chas  511  
 
Total votes:    5856
Turnout:    45%

Dalton
  
Labour  Preest, Cliff  2243  Gain
Liberal Democrat  Battye, Roger David  1072  
Conservative  Meadows, Chris  892  
Green  Honour, David Lawrence  468  
 
Total votes:    4675
Turnout:    37%

Denby Dale
 
Conservative  Ward, Elaine  2514  Held
Labour  Turner, Graham  2285  
Green  Sigsworth, Terry David  443  
Liberal Democrat  Armistead, Craig John  392  
English Democrats - "Putting England First!"  McEnhill, Paul Henry Adrian  276  
British National Party  Firth, Rachel  206  
 
Total votes:    6140
Turnout:    48%

Dewsbury East
 
Labour  Firth, Eric  2739  Held
Conservative  Eastwood, Mark Simon  1150  
Liberal Democrat  Hullock, Dennis  776  
UK Independence Party  Burrows, Greg  441  
Green  Kelsall, Tony  203  
 
Total votes:    5309
Turnout:    40%

Dewsbury South
 
Conservative  Patel, Salim  2577  Held
Labour  Arshad-Mather, Naheed  1896  
No description  Kennedy, Chris  822  
Green  Cruden, Adrian Hugh  287  
Liberal Democrat  Disken, Bernard Thomas  224  
Independent  Maddox, Shaun  189  
 
Total votes:    5995
Turnout:    47%

Dewsbury West
 
Labour  O'Donovan, Darren  2918  Gain
Liberal Democrat  Hussain, Naz  2118  
Conservative  Walker, Christophe  502  
Green  Stimson, Andrew Charles  202  
 
Total votes:    5740
Turnout:    44%

Golcar

Labour  Richards, Hilary Stewart  1769  Gain
Liberal Democrat  Iredale, Robert Christopher  1567  
Conservative  Simpson, Clinton  857  
Green  Greenwood, Daniel Edward  384  
Independent  Hill, David Stuart  340  
British National Party  Turner, Skye  292  
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts  Moll, Matt  59  
 
Total votes:    5292
Turnout:    39%

Greenhead and wards onwards alphabetically on next page.

Greenhead

Labour  Hughes, Judith Margaret  4117  Held
Conservative  McGuin, Robert William Anthony  972  
Liberal Democrat  Haleem, Mohammed  718  
Green  Atkinson, Michelle  526  
 
Total votes:    6379
Turnout:    46%

Heckmondwike
 
Labour  Sheard, Paul David  3403  Held
Conservative  Roberts, Mark  873  
Green  Brooks, David  320  
Liberal Democrat  Pugsley, Josie  257  
 
Total votes:    4853
Turnout:    39%

Holme Valley North

Independent  Holroyd-Doveton, Edgar  1887  Gain
Conservative  Smith, Basil  1539  
Liberal Democrat  Woodhead, David John  1097  
Labour  Leedham, Ian Charles  931  
Green  Ward, Barry  507  
 
Total votes:    5961
Turnout:    47%

Holme Valley South
  
Conservative  Sims, Ken  3201  Held
Labour  Morris, Steven  1808  
Green  Macklin, Sue  794  
Liberal Democrat  Constance, Oliver James  751  
 
Total votes:    6604
Turnout:    46%

Kirkburton
  
Green  Hardcastle, Derek John  2221  Held
Conservative  Shaw, Amanda Jayne  2139  
Labour  Greetham, Mike  1040  
British National Party  Dixon, Carol  195  
Liberal Democrat  Singh, Jatinder  127  
 
Total votes:    5747
Turnout:    45%

Lindley
 
Conservative  Brice, Tony  2379  Gain
Liberal Democrat  Woodhead, Anthony Owen  1650  
Labour  Morgan, Douglas Sydmoth  1487  
Green  Plunkett, Richard  531  
 
Total votes:    6081
Turnout:    44%

Liversedge and Gomersal
 
Conservative  Holmes, Lisa Jayne  2467  Held
Labour  North, Gordon  2189  
Green  Allison, Karen  334  
Liberal Democrat  Farnhill, Richard Allan  290  
 
Total votes:    5280
Turnout:    39%

Mirfield
  
Conservative  Taylor, Kathleen  3561  Held
Labour  Rowling, Karen Louise  2325  
Liberal Democrat  Firth, Brian William King  376  
Green  Whittingham, Cassandra  350  
 
Total votes:    6612
Turnout:    44%

Newsome
  
Green  Stewart-Turner, Julie  2450  Held
Labour  Saeed, Mohammed  1383  
Conservative  Virdee, Jas  536  
Liberal Democrat  Scott, Philip David  225  
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts  Slattery, Ian  150  
 
Total votes:    4777
Turnout:    34%

See next page for parish and town council results

KIRKBURTON PARISH COUNCIL

Kirkheaton Ward
Bill Armer (Conservative) 422 – elected
Pamela Brook (Liberal Democrats) 578 – elected
Pamela Ciceri (Liberal Democrats) 381
Keiron Dunn (Labour) 507 – elected
Alison Munro (Liberal Democrats) 519 – elected

Lepton Ward
Stephen Beresford (Liberal Democrats) 701 – elected
Richard Burton (Green) 666 – elected
Peter Cunnington (Green) 625 – elected
Sharon Dunford (Green) 635 – elected
John Hirst (Independent) 562 – elected
Eileen Marchant (Green) 514
Janice Thomas 366
Lesley Townend (Liberal Democrats) 552

Thurstonland and Farnley Tyas Ward
Ian Barraclough (Conservative) 288
Robert Barraclough (Green) 525 – elected
Andrew Cooper (Green) 349 – elected

Lepton and Whitley Upper Ward
Roy Dobson (Labour) 195
Cass Whittingham (Green) 394 – elected
Ben Wightman (Green) 298 – elected

Shelley Ward
Helen Barraclough (Conservative) 501 – elected
Lynn Parsley (Independent) 462 – elected
Kenneth Roberts (Green) 417
Christine Smith (Conservative) 394
Suzanne Triggs (Green) 478 – elected
David Whittingham (Independent) 91

Shepley Ward
Michelle Atkinson (Green) 576 – elected
Robert Edmunds (Green) 435
Cathie Jepson (Conservative) 393
Ian Lumb (Green) 412
Amanda Shaw (Conservative) 464 – elected
Mark Sykes (Conservative) 452 – elected

Kirkburton Ward
Roger Beaumont (Conservative) 594 – elected
Norman Berry (Conservative) 599 – elected
Mike Greetham (Labour) 449
Derek Hardcastle (Green) 994 – elected
Peter Pankhurst (Green) 584
John Sykes (Conservative) 496
Jan Thornton (Labour) 345
Vanda White (Green) 672 – elected

MELTHAM TOWN COUNCIL
Susan Andrew (Independent) 1147 – elected
Nigel Brook (Independent) 1139 – elected
Richard Crankshaw (Liberal Democrats) 616
Jean Danson (Independent) 1466 – elected
Suzanne Gannon (Independent) 994
Edgar Holroyd-Doveton (Independent) 1332 – elected
Terry Lyons (Independent) 1997 – elected
David Maxfield (Independent) 1100 – elected
Pat Maxfield (Independent) 1112 – elected
Nigel Priestley (Liberal Democrats) 968
Alan Redfearn (Independent) 1394 – elected
Shirley Watson (Independent) 1545 – elected
Paul White (Independent) 1035 – elected
David Woodhead (Liberal Democrats) 1048 – elected
Jean Wrathall (Independent) 1229 – elected


DENBY DALE PARISH COUNCIL

Clayton West Ward
John Cook (Conservative) 393 – elected
Lynn Hardy (Conservative) 525 – elected
Lynsey Harris (Labour) 576 – elected
Richard Jewkes (Conservative) 325
Bev Rushforth (Conservative) 431 – elected

Denby and Cumberworth Ward
Ravinder Bahia (Independent) 717
Richard Brook (Labour) 927 - elected
Neil Denby (Independent) 711
Alan Fish (Conservative) 690
William Fish (Conservative) 679
Cynthia Naylor (Conservative) 953 – elected
Rob Pickford (Conservative) 732 – elected
Claire Rimmer (Labour) 917 – elected
Steven Slater (Conservative) 852 – elected
Michael Watson (Conservative) 824 – elected

Emley Ward
Tim Bennett (Conservative) 334 – elected
John Clarkson (Labour) 289
Ray Gott (Conservative) 320 – elected
Tom Hard (Conservative) 288
Michael Johnston (Conservative) 209
Stephen Kinchin 295 – elected
Edward Shaw (Labour) 348 - elected

Skelmanthorpe Ward
Tom Abbey (Conservative) 661 – elected
Mark Fahey (Conservative) 729 – elected
Allan Hinde-King (Independent) 595 – elected
Paul Mcenhill (English Democrats – ‘Putting England First’) 468
Sue Simpson 357
Graham Turner (Labour) 1018 – elected
Kelvyn Waites (Independent) 600 – elected
Martin Walker (Conservative) 744 – elected