Thursday, May 22, 2008

Labour minority to lead Reading Borough Council

After days of negotiation, the Reading Evening Post today reports that the Labour minority is to form the administration at Reading Borough Council, supported by the Tories.

So the commenter or commenters on my earlier post, who speculated that the LibDems in Reading had done a deal to support a Tory or Labour administration was/were sphericals.

The Reading Evening Post reports:

The council...elected its lead cabinet members and committee and panel chairs.... The new smaller cabinet is all Labour members.
The chairs of committees and panels are now – because of the new make-up of the council – shared between the three main parties with the scrutiny panels having both chair and vice-chair shared between Tories and Lib Dems. Chair of the standards committee is John Hicks who is not a councillor.

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