The Wiltshire Council Liberal Democrat Group are delighted to announce that Councillor Glenis Ansell of Calne has been elected as the new Leader of the Group.
Glenis made her first appearance as Leader at Tuesdays Cabinet meeting in Trowbridge where she grilled the Conservative administration about the failing of the Balfour Beatty contract and the reputational risk this might bring to the Council as well as how to improve the contracting process in future.
Glenis said “ It is a pleasure to have been elected as the Leader of the Liberal Democrat group here on Wiltshire Council and I will do my best to make sure that our team here at County Hall do as much as possible to hold the Conservative administration to account.”
Trowbridge Councillor Steve Oldrieve said “The Administration must take at least some responsibility for the failure of this contract and make sure that something like this is not allowed to happen again. We are now seeing that the Council will be providing less services and we have to make sure that communities are aware of what will be happening.”
Local Liberal Democrats will continue to hold the administration to account and make sure that decisions are made in the best interests of the people of Wiltshire.