Councillor Richard Bexton has become an independent councillor on Chesterfield Borough Council after leaving the UK Independence Party (UKIP).
Councillor Bexton is one of three councillors representing the Barrow Hill and New Whittington ward.
The move will be formally noted at the next council meeting on 13 December.
It means the political balance of Chesterfield Borough Council is now: 37 Labour Party councillors, nine Liberal Democrat Party councillors and two independent councillors.
First published on 01 December 2017
Last updated on 01 December 2017