The group of eight newly elected Green Councillors have agreed to join an alliance with Labour and Liberal Democrat Councillors to run the District Council in the best interests of local residents, business and the environment. Leader of the Green Councillors, Martin Whiteside said: “as Greens we made the biggest gains in the recent elections, and now have Councillors in Wotton-under-Edge, Coaley and Uley, and Nailsworth, as well as in the Stroud Valleys. We look forward in using our influence to push a strong green agenda in the new council in cooperation with our alliance partners”.
Ken Tucker (Liberal Democrat Leader), Steve Lydon (Labour Leader elected last night) and Martin Whiteside (Green Leader) said “we are delighted to be putting the interests of the people of Stroud District first, and look forward to working together as Greens, Labour and the Liberal Democrats to get things done efficiently in a cooperative alliance. We also hope to work as constructively as possible over the coming four years with the Tory opposition, to continue to build a strong Council that works for all residents, supports local businesses and protects our priceless environment”.