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Conservatives take control of North East Derbyshire council

The conservative party has gained control of North East Derbyshire District Council following yesterday's local elections.

The Conservative Party won 30 seats to Labour's 18.  The Liberal Democrats won 3 seats, all of which were in Tupton, and 2 Independent councillors were also elected.

Here's the reaction of North East Derbyshire MP Lee Rowley:

The council's new deputy leader, Cllr Alex Dale said: "I think it's really on local issues. We've had some really hard working candidates who have listened to their residents and have had an ongoing conversation with residents over long periods of time."

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