Bridgwater’s former Mayor, Diogo Rodrigues, has been voted in as the Leader of Sedgemoor District Labour Group by his fellow Councillors following the District Council elections of May 2nd which saw Labour increase its numbers to 12 seats and the Tories crash down from 35 to 28, but still retaining control in a night where all other Somerset Districts saw them evicted from the seats of power.

The decision will mean that Diogo will become the Leader of the Opposition on Sedgemoor District Council.

The vacancy arose because experienced former Labour Leader Mick Lerry narrowly lost his Bridgwater Victoria seat by  just 10 votes to Tory incumbant Lance Duddridge, although new Labour candidate Julie Cordiner came top of the Victoria Poll.

Mick however retained his town seat for Victoria.

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