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LGA CONF - BEECHAM'S BALANCE PRAISED

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Liberal Democrat leader Sir David Williams paid tribute to 'the delicate balancing act' chairman Sir Jeremy Beecham...
Liberal Democrat leader Sir David Williams paid tribute to 'the delicate balancing act' chairman Sir Jeremy Beecham had conducted in his relations with the government.

'I think you have struck the balance extremely well,' Sir David said.

But he called for more pressure on the government to tone down the rhetoric over directly elected mayors, and attacked ministers' obsession with naming and shaming councils.
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