Calls made to form coalition

The leader of the Liberal Democrats on Northamptonshire County Council has said he believes people want to see a coalition of politicians running the county.

The leader of the group, Councillor Brendan Glynane said he thought people wanted to see a hung-council following the election, with parties working together to run the county.

He said: “What we should be looking for is a council with no overall control.

“That may be what the county wants, because they certainly want that with the coalition Government.”

He believes the Liberal Democrats could hold the balance of power following the May election and did not rule out working with the Conservatives or Labour to lead the council, which is responsible for services such as social care and schools.