LibDems make Ipswich Tories sweat

LIBERAL Democrats are not only making the Conservatives sweat at Westminster – they are also keeping them dangling in Ipswich.

As soon as the last votes were counted after the local elections on Friday afternoon Conservative leader Liz Harsant and LibDem Andrew Cann said they expected to be forming a new administration at Grafton House.

But at their first group meeting, the new seven-person LibDem group at the borough decided to have discussions with Labour as well as the Conservatives.

Mr Cann said his group had discussed the result of the election and felt it was right to also talk to Labour which won two seats – one from the Conservatives and one from the LibDems.

“We’re not talking about forming a coalition with Labour – but we will talk to them about allowing them to set up a minority administration.


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“There is nothing more we are looking at from the Conservatives – we just want to consider all the options.”

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