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Coalition takes control of county

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A Labour-Liberal Democrat coalition is now in control of Cumbria CC despite the Conservatives winning the most seats in May’s elections.

LGC previously reported how the county council’s leadership was in limbo as group leaders had been unable to reach an agreement on who should form a coalition to run it. They decided to wait until after the general election to thrash out a deal.

Labour’s Stewart Young, who had led the council before the election when his party had overall control, has been voted in again as leader. Liberal Democrat Ian Stewart is deputy leader and cabinet member for finance.

Of the eight remaining cabinet posts, five have been assigned to Labour and three to the Liberal Democrats.

The new administration was voted in at the last full council meeting on 29 June.

 

 

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