Derby Local Elction Results Leave No Party In Overall Control

May 17, 2018 1:31 PM

Across the city it was a bad election for Labour who lost 3 seats, including their Leader Ranjit Banwait's seat.

The results of the elections gave no party an overall majority, so all parties talked to each other to find the best way forward. The Lib Dem priority was to get key parts of their manifesto implemented for the benefit of the city as a whole. Detailed discussions took place with both Labour and the Conservatives to see what could be agreed on and what could not.

Lib Dem Group Leader Cllr Ruth Skelton said, "For us, it was particularly important to make progress on getting the Council to be much more accountable, and ending the toxic culture of arrogance. We also wanted to see the mess in Special Educational Needs sorted out."

After careful consideration, the Liberal Democrats decided on balance that it would be better if the Conservatives formed the ruling Cabinet on an interim basis until the new committee system is brought in (hopefully before the end of 2018).