Monmouthshire County Council’s Conservative and Liberal Democrat groups have announced their intention to form a Partnership Administration. County Council elections on 3rd May saw the Conservatives win 19 seats and the Liberal Democrats three seats. A Partnership Administration would have 22 of the council’s 43 seats. The Partnership Administration will be launched at a press conference at 4pm on 17th May 2012 in Courtroom 2, Shire Hall, Monmouth.
Cllr Peter Fox, Leader of the Conservative Group, said:
“I am excited at this opportunity for a Partnership Administration to build on Monmouthshire’s record of innovation and achievement. We intend to take forward a progressive agenda to capitalise on the very real partnership opportunities presented by this new administration in Monmouthshire and beyond.”
Cllr Phil Hobson, leader of the Liberal Democrat Group said:
“We all share a passion for Monmouthshire. I know the Partnership will provide the county we treasure with confident, inclusive and energetic leadership for the next five years. I share Cllr Fox’s excitement at the opportunities that this partnership will present us. I know that the combined energies of this partnership will give all the people of the County of Monmouthshire a place they can continue to be proud of.”
The press Conference will take place in Courtroom 2, Shire Hall, Monmouth at 4pm on Thursday 17th May.