by Douglas McCall on 10 May, 2016
Following the Milton Keynes local election results both the Labour and Conservative Groups approached the Liberal Democrats with a proposal to work with them.
The Lib Dems carefully considered both of these offers, but believe keeping our political independence is important, and have decided not to enter into a joint administration with either of the other parties.
Noting that Labour are the incumbents, the fact that Labour got a higher percentage of the popular vote than the Conservatives, and importantly that there is a greater overlap between the Lib Dem and Labour manifestos than that between the Lib Dem and Conservative ones, we have decided that we will allow Labour to continue in a minority Administration provided that they deliver on key policy issues in our manifesto such as housing, tackling homelessness and non-selective education.
Further discussions are taking place on the details of this arrangement.
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