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17 May 2017

Councillors to put forward new coalition for Wrexham

Proposals for a new administration which will lead Wrexham for the next five years will be put before members at the first meeting of the new Council.

Cllr Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Independent group; Cllr Hugh Jones, Leader of the Conservative group and Cllr David A. Bithell, Leader of the Wrexham Independents group agreed to form a new coalition to lead Wrexham Council until the next local elections in 2022.

The make-up of the new coalition will be put before the full Council on May 24 for approval – the first meeting since the local elections on May 5.

Cllr Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Independent Group, said: “Myself, Cllr Jones and Cllr Bithell believe it is in the best interests of Wrexham Council for us to form the new coalition, which will be proposed at the meeting of the full Council on May 24.

“Since the election, and reflecting on the expressed wishes of the electorate, a number of discussions have taken place and we have put together what we believe to be the best coalition for the people of Wrexham, which it is intended will lead the council for the next five years.”

The new coalition will be made up of 16 members of the Independent group, nine Conservative councillors and eight members of the Wrexham Independents.