Tories lose grip on Moorlands
Staffordshire Moor-lands District Council is in a state of no overall control following an election that saw the Conservatives lose their majority, while the Independent group and Labour made gains.
All seats in the district’s 26 wards were contested, with Conservatives finishing on 25 seats, Independent candidates on 17, Labour on 13 and Liberal Democrat Coun John Redfern holding his party’s lone seat in Biddulph South.
A coalition could be on the horizon after the Conservatives were left with 10 fewer seats than in 2015, meaning they are now four short of an overall majority. Labour gained six seats, while the Independents gained seven and Liberal Democrats lost one.
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