Independents 8, Independent Conservatives 4, 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.
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