A new era for Torbay
Following on from the results in the local elections three weeks ago, in which the Conservatives lost control of the council, the Liberal Democrats and Independent Group have entered a partnership agreement to run Torbay Council.
The new Leader and Cabinet system will be led by the Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Councillor Steve Darling, with a mixed Cabinet made up of Liberal Democrat and Independent Councillors.
Group Leaders Vic Ellery and Steve Darling signed the Partnership Agreement between the two groups last week.
On signing the agreement, Steve Darling said:
"We fought the elections on turning the tide on poverty in Torbay, which is something the Independents have come together with us to do over the next 4 year period. We know that there are some really difficult decisions for us to make for our community, but we hope that there are some positive things that we can do as well, such as affordable housing, quality jobs, and making significant strides on climate change."