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No overriding majority on Rutland County Council as Labour candidate elected, resignation and councillor quit Tory party

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Rutland County Council currently hangs in the balance as no party has an overriding majority.

Following last Thursday’s by-election where the first labour candidate was elected in 20 years and a councillor quitting the Tory party hours after polls had closed, Conservative councillors lost their majority.

However, this week Independent councillor Richard Coleman, who represented the Ryhall and Casterton ward, stepped down from the council leaving an equal number of seats between the Conservatives and non-Conservatives.

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