ELECTIONS have taken place across County Durham, including in Peterlee, Easington and Horden.
Before today, 11 out of 16 councillors were Labour.
After slight changes to the ward boundaries, 18 of the new 19 seats declared on Friday went to Labour, with the remaining one going to an independent candidate.
• See tomorrow’s Hartlepool Mail and next week’s Peterlee Star for reaction.
The winners for East Durham:
Wingate result: Leo Taylor (LAB) elected.
Passfield result: Joan Maslin (IND) elected
Peterlee East result: Harry Bennett (LAB), Audrey Laing (LAB) elected
Easington result: David Boyes(LAB), Angela Surtees (LAB) elected
Sedgefield result: John Robinson (LAB) and Rachel Lumsdon (LAB) elected
Shotton & South Hetton result: Eunice Huntington (LAB), Robin Todd (LAB) elected
Horden result: June Clark (LAB), Paul Stradling (LAB) elected
Blackhalls result: Robert Crute (LAB) and Lynn Pounder (LAB) elected
Trimdon and Thornley result: Peter Brookes (LAB), Lucy Hovvels (LAB) and Morris Nicholls (LAB) elected
Peterlee West result: James Alvey (LAB), Janice Measor (LAB) elected