Susan van de Ven

Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Bassingbourn, Melbourn, Meldreth and Whaddon Learn more

Lib Dems, Labour & Independents: Joint Agreement to run Cambs County Council

by Susan van de Ven on 15 May, 2021

An historic Joint Agreement has been signed by the Liberal Democrat, Labour and Independent groups to form a new administration for Cambridgeshire County Council. This follows Conservative losses rendering them short of a majority.

Councillors Lucy Nethsingha and Lorna Dupre for the Liberal Democrats, Elisa Meschini and Richard Howitt of Labour, and Tom Sanderson of the Independents worked quickly together immediately following the May 6th elections, finding common ground on policy and governance. The Agreement can be read here and signals an intention to publish the County Council’s important and controversial ‘Farmgate’ report.

The council’s Annual General Meeting on May 18th will take place at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, considered the safest indoor space for a large meeting during Covid, following Government’s lifting of permissions to meet and make decisions virtually. This meeting’s carbon footprint will therefore be considerably higher than that of the council’s previous meeting in March, by Zoom.

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