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.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 5:19 pm

More than 140 candidates are standing across 28 wards in the city.

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Inside the EIS.

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, 12:42

  • 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 people applied for a postal vote in Sheffield for local elections

Around 15,000 more voters applied for a postal vote in Sheffield this year ahead of the local elections.

11.10am - Royston result

11.15am - Here’s what the count looks like at the Barnsley Metrodome

Count at Barnsley Metrodome

11.20am - Here’s the view from inside Sheffield’s EIS

The count at the EIS.

11.25am - And here’s a video clip of the count in Sheffield

12 noon - The count is underway

12.15pm - The latest from inside the EIS

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