Monday, 11 December 2017

Independents join Tories in coalition

Three independent county councillors have agreed to work with the Conservative party to form a majority administration at Oxfordshire County Council.

Three independent county councillors have agreed to work with the Conservative party to form a majority administration at Oxfordshire County Council.

Last week?s elections left the Conservatives one short of an overall majority after winning 31 of the 63 seats.

Mark Gray, county councillor for Benson and Cholsey, is among the trio of Independents who have agreed to work with the Conservative party.

Councillor Ian Hudspeth, leader of the county council's Conservative group, said: "It was essential that we formed a stable administration to give direction and purpose to the county council.

"With the assistance of the three independent councillors elected to represent communities in Wallingford, Bicester West and Benson and Chosley I believe we will provide that."

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