Labour overall majority: 21
This is a safe Labour council, one of only two which stayed with Labour at their lowest ebb (the other is Corby). It has been a Labour council since its creation in 1973. At 10 square miles, Stevenage is the smallest local authority area in the Anglia region.
New council: Lab 30 (+3), Con 6 (-3), LD 3 (n/c)
2011 share of the vote
Lab 47%, Con 32%, Others 11%, LD 10%
2008 share of the vote
Lab 40%, Con 35%, LD 17%, Others 8%
Electorate: 63,331Population: 81,000