Labour and Liberal Democrats sign deal to continue running Milton Keynes Council

Cllr Pete Marland and Cllr Douglas McCall in 2019

Milton Keynes Labour and Liberal Democrat Groups have again signed an agreement to work in partnership on Milton Keynes Council for the year ahead, after local elections were postponed until May 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Milton Keynes Labour Group are currently the biggest party on the Council with 23 Councillors and run the Council as a minority administration with the support of the Liberal Democrat Group, with a Labour Leader of the Council and Labour Cabinet. 

The partnership agreement commits the Labour and Liberal Democrat Groups to work on an updated Council Plan that "continues to provide the people of Milton Keynes with the stable leadership they need currently, and over the coming year, as we look to the recovery of our city".

Councillor Pete Marland, Labour Leader of the Council said: “We’re pleased to be able to continue our partnership with the Liberal Democrat Group and continue to provide a consistent, stable and effective Council at a time when the people of MK need us the most."

"We’ll be working together to continue to deliver the services our residents rely on, support the people of Milton Keynes throughout this crisis and recovery and continue to make Milton Keynes a great place to live.”

Councillor Douglas McCall, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, said: “As Liberal Democrats we will continue to pursue our priorities, particularly tackling poverty and homelessness, improving our health and social care, building a stronger economy and keeping the budget balanced."

"This partnership means Milton Keynes will have a stable political environment over the year ahead, which is crucial to the recovery from the COVID -19 outbreak.”