Maidstone: Nick de Wiggondene-Sheppard, who was elected for the Conservatives in Detling and Thurnham ward but left them in October 2020 to sit as a Liberal Democrat, has now returned to the Conservatives. His move means they regain an overall majority. Meanwhile the Maidstone Group, two ungrouped Independents and the Green Party councillor have all joined the Independent group.
Rushcliffe: Ben Gray, who was elected for the Labour Party in Lutterell ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.
Ryedale: William Oxley, who was elected as a Conservative in Thornton Dale ward, has left the party to sit as an ungrouped Independent councillor.
Selby: Dave Brook, who was elected for the Yorkshire Party in Sherburn in Elmet ward, has joined the Labour Party. Meanwhile Neil Reader, who was elected as a Conservative in Escrick ward, has left the party to sit as an Independent councillor.
Sheffield: At one stage it looked like the council would be left without a leader but eventually a Labour councillor was elected. The council now uses the committee system and chairs will come from Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party.
Worcester: A chaotic annual meeting saw the Green Party refuse Labour’s invitation to form a ‘progressive alliance’, and Labour refuse the offer to nominate a co-leader of the council. Accordingly the Conservatives will lead the council.