Labour increased the number of seats they hold on Nottingham City Council by three following the local election count on Friday.

Ahead of the polls opening on Thursday morning, the party held 49 seats on the authority with the Conservatives and independents holding three each.

Labour picked up three more seats to give them a total of 52 and the Conservatives also continue to hold three.

Councillor Jon Collins, Leader of Nottingham City Council, said: “We are very pleased with these results in the city. Labour are represented in, and have topped the poll in, every ward.

“I would like to thank people for their hard work during this election campaign. We have put forward a clear agenda and we will now look to implement our manifesto, despite the challenges we are going to face following the election of a new government. We will continue to do our best for the people of Nottingham.”