Sheffield City Council moves to ‘No Overall Control’ after Labour loses out in the Local Elections. Leader of the Council Bob Johnson loses his seat.
Devastating results for Sheffield Labour in local elections
Labour has lost overall control of Sheffield City Council following this year’s local elections.
The party lost eight seats, reducing the total number of Labour councillors in Sheffield to less than half of available seats.
The Green Party gained the most seats from Labour, picking up five. The Liberal Democrats also took three seats.
Additionally, the Conservative Party gained their first seat in Sheffield for 20 years, in the Stocksbridge and Deepcar ward.
Leader of the Council Bob Johnson Loses his seat
Bob Johnson, the Leader of Sheffield City Council, was a huge casualty for the party having been ousted from his seat in the Hillsborough ward.
The Labour leader had only been in position since December following previous leader Julie Dore standing down.
The Green Party took the seat by a 334 majority.
Governance Referendum Results to Come
As well as electing local councillors this year saw a vote on the Police and Crime Commissioner and a referendum on how the city council should be run.
Results for these votes will be counted on Monday. However, campaign observers at the verification earlier today have claimed to be confident of a win for Change to a Modern Committee System.
Of course nothing is official until the full proper count is completed.
Local Election Results for Sheffield
Here’s an at-a-glance list of results so far in Sheffield’s local elections:
BEIGHTON – Lib Dems GAIN
SOUTHEY – Labour HOLD
SHIREGREEN & BRIGHTSIDE – Labour HOLD
BIRLEY – Labour HOLD
MANOR CASTLE – Labour HOLD
PARK & ARBOURTHORNE – Labour HOLD
CITY WARD – Greens HOLD
BURNGREAVE – Labour HOLD
DARNALL – Labour HOLD
FIRTH PARK – Labour HOLD
MOSBOROUGH – Labour HOLD
NETHER EDGE & SHARROW – Greens GAIN
WOODHOUSE – Labour HOLD
GLEADLESS – Greens GAIN
WEST ECCELSFIELD – Lib Dems GAIN
HILLSBOROUGH – Greens GAIN
RICHMOND (Two seats) – Labour HOLDS
DORE – Labour HOLD
ECCLESALL – Labour HOLD
CROOKES – Labour HOLD
CROSSPOOL – Labour HOLD
STOCKSBRIDGE AND DEEPCAR – Conservative GAIN
WALKLEY – Greens GAIN
EAST ECCLESFIELD – Lib Dem GAIN
BROOMHILL – Greens GAIN
BEAUCHIEF & GREENHILL – Lib Dems GAIN
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