Milton Keynes Conservatives to push for a no confidence vote

    The Conservatives have expressed their disappointment at not being given the opportunity to run the Council and have confirmed they will continue with their motion to remove Pete Marland as the Leader of the Council.

    The Conservatives say Labour and the Lib Dems will find themselves at the mercy of a no confidence vote in a meeting of Milton Keynes Full Council tonight (16th May).

    The recent local elections saw the Conservative Party become the largest party in MK with 24 seats compared to Labour's 21 and the Lib Dems' 12 with both of the smallest parties suffering losses. Despite the result, the Labour Leader, Pete Marland, and the Lib Dem leader, Douglas McCall, agreed to continue their partnership that has been in place since 2016.

    The Conservatives have expressed their disappointment at not being given the opportunity to run the council and have confirmed they will continue with their motion to remove Peter Marland as the leader of the council.

    Conservative Leader, Cllr Alex Walker says, "We think it is absolutely right that the Labour Party and the Lib Dems come to a public arena and explain why they have ignored the result of the local elections. We won the election on a mandate of change. Changing the way we fix our roads, changing the way we tackle homelessness and changing the way taxpayers money is used.

    "This is Labour's third election in a row where they have lost seats. The result was a call to do things differently. We always accepted if we did not have the opportunity to form a minority administration that a coalition between Labour and the Lib Dems would be an option and demonstrate change.

    "Instead the Lib Dems have rolled their eyes at voters and continued as if there was no election at all. Now my inbox is filing up with email asking what is the point. I want the partnership to come and tell us what is the point?!"

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