All-party steer after call for County Hall talks

County Coun Bill Winlow
County Coun Bill Winlow
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A county councillor has called for an all-party coalition to run Lancashire following last week’s local elections, in which no party won enough seats to set up an administration.

County Coun Bill Winlow, who leads the Liberal Democrat group at County Hall, said: “I have contacted both the Labour and Conservative Party leaders to say we are willing to enter discussions about the establishment of the new administration to run Lancashire.

“No meetings have yet taken place.

“In the view of the Liberal Democrat Group, Lancashire faces serious financial problems over the next four years with a predicted cut in our revenue budget of about £250m, one third of our budget.

“For the sake of the people of Lancashire we need to focus on the services that Lancashire County Council offers them because our job is to provide those services for the people who need them, particularly the vulnerable elderly and young, and those with disabilities.”

Coun Winlow said he was calling for “early talks for us to set up an all-party coalition to run Lancashire for the next four years in the interests of Lancashire people.”

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