Sheffield local elections LIVE: Labour loses control of council after defeat in eight seats including leader Bob Johnson
Welcome to The Star’s live blog of the local elections coverage.
More than 140 candidates are standing across 28 wards in the city.
Labour Liberal Democrats, Green, Conservative, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, UK Independence (UKIP), Yorkshire, Social Democratic, Women’s Equality and Reform UK parties all have candidates in the running alongside independents.
Labour has lost control of the council after being defeated in eight seats.
This includes council leader Bob Johnson who lost his Hillsborough seat to the Green Party.
There is now no overall control of the authority.
Keep up to date here with all the latest results as they happen.
Sheffield local election results
Last updated: Friday, 07 May, 2021, 13:11
- The votes are being counted today
- The first results are expected at around noon
- Keep up to date with all the latest election news here in our live blog
- Greens win Nether Edge and Sharrow
- Labour leader Bob Johnson loses seat to the Greens
9am - Our reporter Lucy Ashton has arrived at the count in Sheffield
9.30am - Postal votes due in by 10.30am
9.40am - Votes are being verified
10am - #Teamwork
10.15am - Turnout over in Rotherham
10.20am - The first result is in from Barnsley
10.30am - How Covid restrictions are affecting the count
10.40am - Another Barnsley result is in
11am - Covid has clearly had a big impact on how people vote this year
Around 15,000 more voters applied for a postal vote in Sheffield this year ahead of the local elections.