PARTY leaders are set share power again at Stroud District Council.
Last night leaders of the Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat groups, which have run the council for the past two years, struck a deal which is likely to see power shared again.
Labour council leader Geoff Wheeler confirmed to Stroud Life today that positive talks had been held with the six-strong Green group and three member Lib Dems.
After last week’s election, Labour upped its count of seats from 17 to 20, the Greens by one and the Lib Dems lost three, but they are still likely to share power in a Labour-led alliance.
The Conservatives remain the biggest party at Ebley Mill after increasing their seats by one to 22 but no party holds enough to run the 51 seat council on their own.
The arrangement is set to be formally made at next Thursday’s full council meeting.