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Liberal Democrat Seats 12 Seats +/- -4
Independent Seats 4 Seats +/- -1
Labour Seats 1 Seats +/- 0
Vacant Seats 1 Seats +/- 0

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Latest updates Stratford-on-Avon District Council



Council leader ousted by party

Simon Gilbert
Political Reporter, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Stratford District Council is set to get a new leader after a surprise vote by the local Conservative group.

Image copyright Stratford-on-Avon District Council

Councillor Chris Saint was ousted as leader of the ruling party after seven years, when his colleagues voted to replace him with Tony Jefferson.

He has been a councillor for more than 20 years, and will continue in that role despite the leadership challenge.

A Conservative Party statement confirming the change congratulated Mr Saint on his "outstanding work" and said he had left a "fine legacy".



Council gender pay pay gap 'one of the biggest'

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Stratford District Council has the biggest gender pay gap of any local authority in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Stratford had a 20.6% gap between staff, double the size of any other council in the region.

Organisations with more than 250 employees must state the average difference between male and female employees by midnight tonight.

Find out more about the gender pay gap and see if you're workplace is at your company.



Long Marston rail service to be restored?

Plans to connect the new housing development at Long Marston to the main Oxford to Worcester railway line - will be considered by Stratford councillors today.

Image copyright Google

A council report says a shuttle service to Honeybourne - could reduce congestion from the planned 6,000 new homes in the area.

It said the service was successfully operated for two days in June of this year for 6,000 visitors as part of a national rail industry event.



Conservatives hold Stratford District seat

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

The Conservatives held the Stratford-on-Avon seat of Red Horse in yesterday's by-election.

John Fielding was the successful candidate, after the vote called due to the resignation of district councillor Bart Dalla Mura.



Polling stations open for elections

Voting takes place in council and police and crime commissioner elections across Coventry and Warwickshire, after polling stations opened.



Shakespeare land to be sold for houses

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust votes to sell a small parcel of land near Anne Hathaway's cottage in Shottery to a housing developer.



Parties retain control




Councils want team up to save £27m

Three authorities want to join forces to save £27m over 10 years.



No UKIP gains


Coventry and Warwickshire was one of the few areas of the country where UKIP failed to make gains, according to BBC radio.

Contests were fought in Coventry, Stratford-upon-Avon, Nuneaton and Bedworth and Rugby.


Labour holds Coventry City Council

Labour retains overall control of Coventry City Council as the Conservatives hold Stratford-on-Avon.
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