More interesting maths in Worcester. Con 17, Lab 15,(-1) Green 3(+1)
The constitution of the council was changed earlier this year to say that in the event of NOC the Leader of the largest group automatically becomes Council Leader and the leader of the 2nd largest group automatically becomes Deputy Leader. The Tories used the resignation of a Labour councillor and the casting vote of a Conservative mayor to take the opportunity to change the constitution, and therefore replaced a Labour Council leader with a Conservative council leader in April. No Cabinet system but an old style policy and resources Committee which is chaired by a Green.
Labour are making noises to the Greens about progressive alliance and a coalition, but initially the Greens are saying they will the maintain the status Quo of a Conservative leader, Lab Deputy Leader and Green chair of the Policy and Resources committee.