THE overall turnout in the Warrington Borough Council election has been confirmed.

The figure for the election – which took place on Thursday – totalled 30.85 per cent.

Results were declared at Birchwood Community Hub on Saturday.

Labour retained control of the council and increased its majority by six.

Following the election, the make-up of the council is 42 Labour councillors, 12 Liberal Democrat councillors, 3 independent councillors, 1 Conservative councillor.

The average voter turnout in the council elections in May 2021 totalled approximately 36.3 per cent.