Phil Scriven
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Labour in Sheffield 'short-term setback' for Lib Dems

Labour has taken control of the council in Sheffield - the city where Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is an MP.

Labour now has 49 councillors out of a total of 84, taking nine seats from the Liberal Democrats who have 32. The Lib Dems lost overall control last year.

Two Green councillors and one independent held on to their seats in an election which saw a high turnout.

The outgoing Liberal Democrat council leader Phil Scriven said he believed it was a "short-term setback".

  • 06 May 2011