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Revised Cannock Chase result after Tory defection

The Conservatives in Cannock Chase have lost a seat after this morning's election results Credit: ITV News Central

UKIP has become the biggest opposition party at Cannock Chase Council, after a councillor left the Conservatives to become an Independent.

The Tories had six seats in today's results, as did UKIP. But a statement on Cannock Chase Council's website said that Cllr Jodie Jones has become an independent, thereby reducing the number of Tory councillors to five.

Ms Jones' seat in Rawnsley was not in contention last night, but her move now means the make-up of the council has been revised to: Labour - 25 Councillors, UKIP - 6 Councillors, Conservatives - 5 Councillors, Liberal Democrats - 3 Councillors, Independent - 2 Councillors.

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