Middlesbrough Independent Councillors Association 15, Middlesbrough Independent Group 8. 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).
There is a byelection in Coulby Newham on 20 February (held by an Independent elected as a Conservative).
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