Labour have taken seats from the Conservatives after a by-election in Lichfield.
Colin Ball took victory in both the Lichfield City Council and Lichfield District Council votes in the Curborough ward.
The result sees Labour secure a seat held by the Conservatives until the death of Cllr Jeanette Allsopp earlier this year.
Last time the ward was contested – in 2015 – the Tories won both seats with 790 and 795 votes; well clear of the 637 achieved by the nearest Labour candidate.
But the collapse of the Friarsgate development has heaped pressure on the controlling Conservative group locally and they look to have paid the price at the polls.
Lichfield District Council result (turnout 15.6%):
- Colin Ball (Labour) – 309
- Lee Cadwallader-Allan (Lib Dem) – 34
- Jayne Marks (Cons) – 169
Lichfield City Council result (turnout 15.5%):
- Colin Ball (Lab) – 323
- Paul Jones (Cons) – 160
- Richard Rathbone (Lib Dem) – 26