Here in East Devon it seems the larger group of Independents is working with Tories and very recently ex-Tories (called TiggerTories by Owl), leaving the smaller Lib Dem and East Devon Alliance Independents groups out in the cold. Not what most non-Tory voters were expecting. … or wanting.
“The new political leadership of Torbay Council has announced plans to invest £100m in the local economy.
The authority’s Liberal Democrat leader Steve Darling revealed the initiative to drive economic growth in a video posted on social media.
He said they had told council officers to develop business plans for £100m worth of investments.
The strategy was a key election pledge by the Liberal Democrats, who saw a big rise in support at the election in May.
The party’s councillors have joined with the Independents in a formal alliance to take control of the authority, leaving the Tories in opposition. …”