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!