City Independents 6, Independent 5. The potteries city, based on several towns which grew together. The council had a directly-elected Mayor, followed by an infamously fissiparous local political structure before full council elections in 2011.
The Conservatives gained Moorcroft from Labour at a byelection on 6 May. Candi Chetwynd (Ford Green and Smallthorne) moved from Labour to Independent in April 2021.
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