Independent 2. County town and cathedral city with a strong financial services sector. The council has abolished the role of Chief Executive to save money.
Longlevens and Quedgeley Fieldcourt have vacant seats (held by the Conservatives and an Independent elected as a Conservative, respectively). Lauren Derbyshire (Coney Hill) moved from Labour to Independent in 2020. Nigel Hanman (Grange) moved from Conservative to Independent.
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