Thursday, 23 May 2013

Liberals, Labour agree power-sharing deal for County Council

An agreement has been reached by negotiators from the Labour and Liberal Democrat groups on Lancashire County Council under which the Liberal Democrats would support the Labour Party in a minority administration.

The agreement will be put to meetings of the Labour and Liberal Democrat groups before tomorrow's Annual Meeting of Full Council.

Full details of the agreement will follow ratification tomorrow.

The county council held its elections on 2ned May 2013 at which point no party had gained the 43 seats necessary to take control of the council. The full results were:

Labour    39
Conservatives    35
Liberal Democrats    6
Independent    3
Green Party    1

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