Tories keep control of Amber Valley Borough Council

Ballot box.
Ballot box.

THE Conservatives have kept control of Amber Valley Borough Council in this year’s local elections – despite an extraordinary night for the Labour party nationally.

The Tories retained control of the council despite losing four seats to Labour.

The result means the council is made up of 24 Conservative councillors and 21 Labour members.

Nationally, Labour won a string of victories in the elections, with the party set to add more than 700 seats.

For more on this story, see next week’s Derbyshire Times.