Independents 3. Small towns (Rushden, Oundle, Raunds, Higham Ferrers, Irthlingborough) and large villages in the Rockingham forest.
The Conservatives held seats in Higham Ferrers Chichele and Lancaster wards at byelections on 12 December. Lance Jones (Raunds Saxon) moved from Conservative to Independent in October 2019. The council is likely to be abolished in 2021 as part of local government reorganisation.
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