Middlesbrough Independent Group 12, Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association 10, Independent 3. Principal port town on Teesside, with heavy industry; old housing is being redeveloped. The elected Mayors have been Ray Mallon (Independent), Dave Budd (Labour) and now Andy Preston (Independent).
Labour gained North Ormesby from the Middlesbrough Independent Group at a byelection on 16 December.
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