Forest of Dean

  • Council Control: Forest First/UKIP/Ind/Green
  • Conservatives 19
  • Labour 9
  • Liberal Democrats 0
  • UKIP 2
  • Other 17
  • Vacant 1

Forest First 5, Independent 4, Independent non-aligned 4, Green Party 2, Independent no group 1, Conservative no group 1. West Gloucestershire; historic mining area, with the towns of Cinderford and Coleford. Birthplace of playwright Dennis Potter.

Coleford East has a vacant seat (held by the UK Independence Party). Richard Leppington (Bream) moved from UK Independence Party to Independent in January 2019. Jim Simpson (Alvington, Aylburton and West Lydney) moved from UK Independence Party to Conservative in December 2018. Helen Molyneux (Tidenham) moved from Conservative to Independent in November 2018. Maria Edwards (Tidenham) moved from Conservative to Forest First in October 2018.

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