The Derby Evening Telegraph reported the election as folows
Labour celebrate taking two seats from the Tories in Amber Valley
LABOUR won control of Amber Valley Borough Council – ending 14 years of Tory rule.
The party took two Conservative seats to take overall control of the authority.
Roland Emmas-Williams took the Ripley seat from Tory Ron Ashton.
And Labour’s Erik Johnsen was voted in to represent Belper South ahead of Daniel Booth.
A third of the council’s 45 seats were up for election.
The Conservatives had held 24 seats to Labour’s 21.
Following the election results, Labour now has 23 councillors and the Tories were left with 21.
One seat, Swanwick, is the subject to a delayed election, following the death of the Conservative candidate Patricia Lynne Watson. This will be held on June 26.
UKIP came second or third in all 15 wards and the Liberal Democrats finished last in each one.
Labour leader Councillor Paul Jones said he was “really happy” his group were back in power for the first time since 2000.
He said: “We’re very delighted. After 14 years we’ve managed to take control of Amber Valley.
“I think because the election is done by thirds, it has made it difficult to make that jump.
“We were defending nine out of 15 seats. We managed to defend all nine and win a further two.
“That’s 11 out of 15 that we’ve managed to win. I see that as an excellent result for us.
“I’m proud of all our winning candidates.
“It could have been even better. We missed out by winning Belper East by just 50 votes.
“UKIP came second in a number of the wards but we managed to see off that threat, which I’m pleased about.”
The election count took place at Alfreton Leisure Centre.
Following the win, Mr Jones said it was a “victory for socialism in Amber Valley”.
“We will protect the poor and help the weak,” he said.
Asked how he would protect services, he said: “Running the council is about priorities. Our priorities are different to the Conservatives.”