Rugby: David Ellis, who was elected for the Conservative Party in Wolston and The Lawfords ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent. He was opposed to the council’s decision to join the West Midlands Combined Authority. As a result of his move the Conservatives no longer have an overall majority.
Thanet: Jeff Elenor, who was elected for the UK Independence Party in Margate Central ward, has joined the Democratic Independence group. His move means that the UK Independence Party no longer has majority control of the council.