CALDERDALE - prediction Labour gain, result NOC
Labour need three seats to take control in this Pennine local authority which includes Halifax and a number of smaller local authorities.
It should win Sowerby Bridge from the Conservatives and Todmorden from the Lib Dems. The third win it needs is more tricky but there are several possibilities. They won Luddendenfoot easily in 2012 and were only just second to the Conservatives in 2011, in a ward that the Lib Dems are defending this year. They are also close to the Lib Dems in Calder and Elland and won the former in 2011, while they won Warley from the Lib Dems in 2012 and may do again. The Conservatives should win Skircoat from the Lib Dems.