Local election results 2024: All the councils Labour has gained or lost so far

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Results have been coming in thick and fast in this year’s local elections, with Labour securing victories in some of its key target local authorities including Hartlepool and Thurrock.

Here’s our rundown of all of the councils Labour has gained so far:

Labour council gains at these local elections

Cannock Chase

Labour won 11 seats to gain this West Midlands council from no overall control. The Tories lost 11 seats.


Labour has exorcised its by-election and council demons in the ‘Red Wall’ seat, winning back control of the council in what the party dubbed a “groundbreaking” result. Read full results here and our deep dive on how Labour won during the campaign here.


Labour gained enough seats from the Conservatives to secure control of Hyndburn in Lancashire. According to the BBC, Labour gained four seats to take its total to 22, while the Tories lost five, falling to 11 councillors.


The Hampshire district will have its first ever Labour majority administration, in a result the party says “Rishi Sunak cannot ignore”. According to the BBC, Labour gained seven seats to take its total to 21, while the Tories lost eight, falling to 15 councillors.


Labour made eight gains to take its total to 27 in the Leave-voting Essex authority, while the Conservatives lost 12 seats. A Labour spokesperson said: “This is exactly the kind of place we need to be winning to gain a majority in a general election.”


Labour made ten gains to take Redditch council in the West Midlands. Reacting to the result, a Labour Party spokesperson said: “Making gains in this bellwether seat is a clear sign that Labour is set to achieve a sizeable majority in a general election.”


Labour won control of Adur District Council on the south coast, claiming victory for the first time in the council’s history. The party gained seven seats, taking it to 15, while the Tories were reduced from 15 to eight.

Milton Keynes

Labour gained Milton Keynes from no overall control, making four gains to take its total number of councillors to 30, according to the BBC. The Tories lost seven seats, ending the day on nine.

Nuneaton and Bedworth

Labour gained this Warwickshire bellwether, winning 15 seats for a total of 20. The Tories lost 11 for a total of 16.


Labour gained Tamworth from no overall control. According to the BBC, Labour gained nine seats to take its total on the council to 18, while the Tories lost nine, falling to eight councillors.

Labour council losses at these local elections


Labour lost 5 seats in this West Yorkshire council. While they remain the largest party, it now moves from Labour to no overall control with 31 seats, with Conservatives the next largest group with 15.


Oldham Labour has lost control of the council in north-west England, with the party losing seats to independents in five wards, according to the BBC.

Retiring councillor Paul Fryer told The Oldham Times:Labour have been in power in Oldham for 13 years, perhaps people are a bit tired of Labour. In some parts of the borough, it’s the Gaza issue that may lose them the seat.”

See more coverage of the 2024 local elections here.

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