Forest of Dean Independent Labour 4, Independent non-aligned 4, Independent 3, Green Party 2, Independent aligned with the Green group 1. West Gloucestershire; historic mining area, with the towns of Cinderford and Coleford. Birthplace of playwright Dennis Potter.
James Bevan (Lydney East) moved from Conservative to Independent non-aligned in June 2017. Four councillors moved from Labour to Independent Labour in April 2017. The Green Party gained Lydbrook and Ruardean ward from the UK Independence Party at a byelection on 16 February.
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