Election results in: Labour Party takes control of Kirklees Council


Labour has taken control of Kirklees Council following the results of the 2022 local elections. The authority was in no overall control going into this year’s elections.

A third of all 69 seats were up for election with one seat in all of Kirklees’ 23 wards going to the polls on Thursday 5 May 2022. The results for each ward in full can be viewed on Kirklees Council’s website.

In summary, the full breakdown of all seats is now: Labour Party: 36 seats (+3), Conservative Party: 18 seats (-1), Liberal Democrat: eight seats (-1), Green Party: 3 seats (no change), Independents: 4 seats (-1).

Following the count today (Friday 6 May 2022), the council is now controlled by Labour after gaining the majority of seats.