Opposition 5 (the group includes the Green Party), Independent 2. North-east Leicestershire, and predominantly rural; main town is Melton Mowbray, famous for pork pies. The council offices burned down in May 2008.
Simon Lumley (Melton Newport) has been suspended from the Conservative whip since June 2020; John Illingworth (Melton Sysonby) has also moved from Conservative to Independent.
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