Milton Keynes Council remains without an overall majority after the local elections, although the Conservative Party is now the largest party.
In an election that saw 20 of the council’s 57 seats contested, the Tories gained 2 seats overall and now have 24 council seats, making them the largest party in Milton Keynes Council, but not with enough seats to take a majority.
The Conservatives gained the Bletchley Park and Loughton & Shenley wards from Labour, and the Campbell Park & Old Woughton wards from the Liberal Democrats.
Labour did gain one seat, with the party gaining the Tattenhoe ward from the Tories. But parallel losses mean they end the elections with 21 seats – down one from the 22 that both themselves and the Conservatives had equally held going into the latest round of ballots. The Liberal Democrats end the election with 12 seats.
Going into the election, a Labour minority agreement with the support of the Lib Dems had been the arrangement in power.
With no overall majority for any party, talks are now set to begin over the coming days to work out who will take control going forward.