Election results announced

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Labour candidates have taken all the seats up for election in the four wards in the Express area.

Newly appointed councillor Jean Askew won the Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton ward while Steve Tulley was voted in for South Elmsall and South Kirkby.

Coun Maureen Cummings retained her seat in the Crofton, Ryhill and Walton ward and Coun Glyn Lloyd kept control of the Hemsworth ward.

Newly appointed Coun Tulley gained a massive 3,613 votes - 3,050 more than nearest rival Christian I’Anson for the Conservative party.

Coun Askew gained 52.2 per cent of all votes - 841 more than her nearest rival, Conservative candidate Donald Marshall. The British National Party came in third place, with the Liberal Democrats in fourth.

Coun Cummings gained 61 per cent of the total votes with 1,508 more than the Conservative candidate Jane Brown and Coun Lloyd gained 2322 votes compared to his nearest rival, independent Raymond Warren with 1,078.

See next week’s Express for a full round-up of the district and parish elections.