Independent Group 4, Independent 3. Devon coastal resort towns (Torquay, Paignton and Brixham) known as the English Riviera. Brixham has a fishing industry, but tourism is the main employer.
The Mayor's cabinet are mostly Independent councillors. Mark King (Cockington and Chelston) moved from Independent to Liberal Democrat in May 2018. Cindy Stocks (Ellacombe) moved from Liberal Democrat to Independent in April 2018. The council will return to a Leader and Cabinet system in 2019.
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