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Pendle leadership talks continue

Lancashire Telegraph: Couns Joe Cooney Couns Joe Cooney

THE three leading political parties in Pendle are locked in talks over who will form the council leadership in the coming year.

Over the past two years the council has been run between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives, with a shared executive consisting of councillors from the two parties, led by Tory leader Coun Joe Cooney.

Again Lib Dems, despite having 11 councillors to Labour’s 18 and the Conservatives 19, will hold the key to the leadership of the council.

Lib Dem councillor Tony Greaves said he was ‘disappointed’ Labour would not join an all-party executive but pledged to take up seats on a future executive.

Coun Cooney said: “I’ve met with a representative of the Lib Dems. The arrangement we have had for the past two years have worked well in the interests of the residents of Pendle and I expect that any new executive to contain both of our parties.”

Coun Mohammed Iqbal, Labour group leader, declined to comment ahead of upcoming talks.

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8:14pm Thu 5 Jun 14

jenkinsroy says...

Coun Cooney
Can you tell me why this Lib Dem councillor Tony Greaves
is still on the county councillor of waterside when he has told
us he is retiring because of ill health is he YES OR NO ?
And if yes why is he still on the web page
And if no why as he told us he is ?
what is going on with our county council in COLNE?
We here want to know as you are in charge Mr cooney I expect a reply
from you very soon
Coun Cooney Can you tell me why this Lib Dem councillor Tony Greaves is still on the county councillor of waterside when he has told us he is retiring because of ill health is he YES OR NO ? And if yes why is he still on the web page And if no why as he told us he is ? what is going on with our county council in COLNE? We here want to know as you are in charge Mr cooney I expect a reply from you very soon jenkinsroy
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8:59pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Philip A Berry says...

Tony Greaves is not on the County Council.
Tony Greaves is not on the County Council. Philip A Berry
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12:03am Sun 8 Jun 14

Pendlesider says...

no surprise Coun Mohammed Iqbal, Labour group leader, declined to comment. His only interest seems to be in his voter elective Nelson wards.
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Cllr Cooney is simply towing the National party coalition line when he says the lib dems are working well with the tories.
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history has shown, traditional Labour policies are more in line with Liberal policies. The problem, as Tony Greaves insinuates, is that the likes of Labour's cllr Iqbal simply no longer represent Labour values but instead chase votes historically or locally known to re-elect Iqbal and his cronies in his constiuencies.
no surprise Coun Mohammed Iqbal, Labour group leader, declined to comment. His only interest seems to be in his voter elective Nelson wards. . Cllr Cooney is simply towing the National party coalition line when he says the lib dems are working well with the tories. . history has shown, traditional Labour policies are more in line with Liberal policies. The problem, as Tony Greaves insinuates, is that the likes of Labour's cllr Iqbal simply no longer represent Labour values but instead chase votes historically or locally known to re-elect Iqbal and his cronies in his constiuencies. Pendlesider
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4:08pm Sun 8 Jun 14

tonygreaves says...

I am neither a County Councillor (17 years since I was that) nor retiring from Pendle Council due to ill health or any other reasons!

Tony Greaves
I am neither a County Councillor (17 years since I was that) nor retiring from Pendle Council due to ill health or any other reasons! Tony Greaves tonygreaves
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