Borough election results
The results of the borough elections on Thursday 5 May have been announced following a count today [Friday 6 May]. The political make-up of the council is now: 16 Liberal Democrats, 10 Conservatives and 2 Labour.
The administration to be in charge of the council, following the election, will be confirmed at the council's annual meeting, due later this month.
Following an independent review by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England, a new electoral map was in force for this election.
There are now 28 councillors instead of 34 previously. There are 14 wards, three fewer than before, and many ward names have changed. The boundaries of 12 wards have changed.
Each ward has two councillors. Usually, only one seat in each ward is up for election. But because the map of wards has changed, all seats were up for election this time.
Before the election, the political breakdown of the council was: 19 Conservatives, 14 Lib Dems and 1 Labour.
See a full breakdown of the results. (External website: we apologise if it is slow to load.)