Sheffield City Council

2021 Labour lose to no overall control, change from 2019

Counting complete. After 29 of 29 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 13
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -8
    • Councillors overall total 41
  2. Liberal Democrat

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 9
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +3
    • Councillors overall total 29
  3. Green

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 6
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +5
    • Councillors overall total 13
  4. Conservative

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 1
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change +1
    • Councillors overall total 1
  5. UK Independence Party

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 0
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change -1
    • Councillors overall total 0
  1. What has happened overnight?

    Good morning, welcome to this BBC live page looking at the local elections for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

    The first results are in, including a change of control in Hull.

    The Lib Dems in Hull

    The Liberal Democrats have taken back control of Hull City Council, ending a decade of rule by the Labour Party.

    The Lib Dems now control 29 of the council's 57 seats with Labour, previously the biggest party, on 27, with one independent.

    Elsewhere, Sheffield City Council remains under no overall control after Labour continued to lose seats to the opposition parties.

    Counting was delayed there because of a police incident at a polling station.

    In Barnsley, it remained Labour but the ruling party lost three seats.

    The Labour Party retained control of City of Lincoln Council despite polls seeing the lowest turnout in seven years.

    Finally, the Conservatives retained their grip on North East Lincolnshire Council despite losing two seats - one to an independent candidate.

    We'll bring you more reaction on the feed throughout today.

  2. Children's lockdown screen time focus of council report

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    How young people in Sheffield were affected by spending more time using screens during the Covid lockdowns has come under scrutiny by the city council.

    Hand holding smartphone

    A report from broadcasting watchdog Ofcom in 2020 said TikTok and Netflix dominated the lives of children and teenagers during the early part of the pandemic.

    It found that a lack of daily structure resulted in a heightened use of apps, often used as a way of escapism for young people.

    A Sheffield Council report has now said that those findings are likely to be replicated in the city.

    The Ofcom report, Children's Media Lives: Life in Lockdown, revealed that children’s remote learning lacked routine and was responsible for keeping children alone in their rooms for prolonged durations.

    Given the "hard time" children were going through, parents had told Ofcom they admittedly relaxed some of their normal routine rules during the pandemic.

    Consultations which have already taken place in Sheffield show "the use of apps and games and the associated risks and opportunities to young people" are in line with national trends, the city council report says.

    It adds: "The Ofcom report highlights a lack of daily structure resulting in a large increase in time spent online, an increased consumption of online content such as Netflix and a more simultaneous and blended use of gaming and apps such as chatting on one app while gaming on another.

    "TikTok use has largely increased and there are concerns around extreme body conscious exercise."