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Labour majority in Council elections


Labour retain majority on Derby City Council.

After contesting seats in 17 Wards, Labour still holds a majority in the Council Chamber ... but only just.  With the Conservative Deputy Leader resigning - only 10 days after being elected in Alestree - the council now comprises 26 Labour Councillors, 16 Conservatives, five Liberal Democrats and three from UKIP.

Labour leader Ranjit Banwait said of the election: "What we have achieved is quite remarkable.  We've delivered the toughest budget in the city's history and many people thought we wouldn't be in power as a result."

However, with only a little luck the majority could have been bigger.  In every case where a Labour candidate was not elected we finished in second place, whilst in Derwent ward Margaret Redfern failed to win by the very narrowest of margins ... by only three votes!

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