Independents 8, Independent Conservatives 7, Babergh Unionists 2. Southern Suffolk, including Constable country; Sudbury is the only large town. The council is in a partnership with Mid Suffolk; a referendum narrowly rejected merger in 2011.
Peter Burgoyne (Pinewood) and Sue Burgoyne (Hadleigh South) moved from Conservative to Babergh Unionists in May 2018. Melanie Barrett (Nayland) and Michael Holt (Glemsford and Stanstead) moved from Conservative to Independent Conservative in April 2018.
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