Seeing friends and colleagues lose their Council seats is not easy. They have all worked extremely hard for the communities they represented over the years.
Losing councillors is hard to take. It is often the price that parties in Government pay in mid-term, as Labour found out a few years ago. However, I am pleased to see that Lib Dems in Sheffield kept the Tories in check.
I know Shaffaq and the rest of the team will continue to be the strong opposition to Labour that Sheffield needs on the Council.
George Galloway's Respect Party has delivered another knockout blow to Labour in Bradford, defeating the party leader Ian Greenwood.
Voters across the Calendar region have been at the polls to elect 302 councillors on 15 of our local authorities