Calderdale Council elections: Labour one short of a majority

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There were gains for Labour and the Conservatives in last week’s Calderdale Council elections, with the Liberal Democrats being hit hardest, losing two seats.

Labour captured Todmorden ward, vacated by retiring Liberal Democrat Ruth Goldthorpe, their new candidate, Todmorden town councillor Margareta Holmstedt, losing out to Susan Press and just pipping third placed Conservative Mark Gledhill. Green Oxana Poberejnaia was fourth.

In Luddenden Foot ward Hebden Royd town councillor Tony Hodgins was defending the seat for the Liberal Democrats, but it turned out to be a fight between Labour and the Conservatives this time around, Conservative Jill Smith-Moorhouse defeating Labour’s Charlotte Brady by just 17 votes.


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