Grim day for Sheffield Labour as they lose control of the Town Hall

Written by Liv Hill

Labour have lost their grip on Sheffield City Council with the following wards changing hands in the the 2021 local election:

  • Lewis Chinchen took the seat from Labour in Stocksbridge and Deepcar making him the first Conservative councillor in 20 years in Sheffield.
  • Beighton candidate, Julie Gledhill lost Labour’s seat to Liberal Democrat candidate, Ann Doreen Woolhouse by as little as 42 votes.
  • Green Party candidate, Maroof Ahmed gained the seat for Nether Edge and Sharrow from Labour, beating Edward Gareth Slater by just under 1000 votes.
  • Gleadless Valley also changed hands from Labour to Green as Alexi James Dimond claims victory.
  • Liberal Democrat candidate, Ann Christine Whitaker gained a seat from Labour in West Ecclesfield.
  • The Green Party have had a big win in Hillsborough taking the previously Labour seat.
  • Walkley has also gained a Green seat with Bernard Little claiming victory over Labour’s Fran Belbin.
  • Along with Broomhill and Sharrow Vale claiming another Green victory with Brian Holmshaw beating Labour by less than 100 votes.



Written by Liv Hill

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