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Sheffield City Council
A third of the seats in Sheffield were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.
Election 2018 Results
|Party||Elected in 2018||Total councillors||Change|
|Elected in 2018 16||Total councillors 53||Change-4|
|Elected in 2018 9||Total councillors 22||Change+3|
|Elected in 2018 3||Total councillors 6||Change+2|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 3||Change-1|
|Councillors change compared with 2016|
A Sheffield councillor, who was suspended by the city's Labour group after a photo of a topless woman was sent to a community mums' group on WhatsApp, has been reinstated.
Mohammad Maroof posted the image on a Mums United WhatsApp group while group founder Sahira Irshad presented a petition to the council on knife crime.
Mr Maroof said he was "very embarrassed" and apologised for what he described was an "honest mistake".
He had been suspended since early December but has now been reinstated following an internal investigation.
Sheffield City Council is taking too long to carry out assessments for children with special educational needs in more than half of its cases, according to a new report.
The education, health and care plans are supposed to be completed in 20 weeks.
But a freedom of information request has revealed that isn't the case for most people, with some families waiting two-and-a-half years.
"We have been working hard to improve this for some time," a statement from the council said.
"We have put in place additional staffing and improved systems to support this," it added.
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A mum has been awarded compensation after Sheffield City Council failed to arrange a secondary school place for her son.
The unnamed parent - known as Mrs X - complained to the Local Government Ombudsman that the council had delayed finalising her son's education and healthcare plan and had delayed allocating a secondary school place for him.
She also complained about poor communication and said the council hadn't handled her complaints effectively between September 2015 and October 2017.
The Ombudsman agreed the council was at fault and ordered it to pay Mrs X £1,500 for the injustice caused.
In a report, the council said it would apologise to Mrs X and will pay compensation.
It has also made changes to its processes to prevent similar faults happening again.
Sheffield City Council says it's not interested in an inquiry into how the city's tree replacement programme has been handled.
It follows a compromise being reached between campaigners and the council in a long-running row over the felling of Sheffield's street trees.
Councillor Lewis Dagnall, cabinet member for environment and streetscene, says the council has been scrutinised already and has acknowledged its mistakes.
"I think there's absolute consensus that we need to find a way forward that lets us move on as a city", he told BBC Radio Sheffield.
"What I've heard from people is that they want me and my colleagues at the council to put our energy into finding constructive ways forward and not simply raking over the past."
Work has been on hold since March following clashes between workers and campaigners during protests about the future of Sheffield's street trees.
Now, no healthy tree will be felled in the city unless no other solution can be found with a new tree strategy being drawn up between the council, contractors and campaigners.
Thousands of trees have been felled since the start of a £2.2bn 25-year programme of works, having been assessed as either dangerous, dead, diseased, dying, damaging or discriminatory.
They are being replaced with saplings.
However, many of the trees classed as damaging or discriminatory are healthy specimens which should not be cut down but saved, say campaigners.
They say amendments should be made to surrounding pavements and roads.
The dispute led to a number of protests resulting in the authority announcing a pause in the programme earlier this year.