Labour and the Lib Dems have united in a Progressive Alliance to make sure Milton Keynes has a prosperous, green and fair recovery from the pandemic.
At last week’s elections, the combined Groups had the majority of the vote, and together have the most seats on the Council. They will run a majority administration with a Labour Leader and Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader – a Council that represents the majority of voters in Milton Keynes.
Labour Group Leader, Councillor Pete Marland said: “We’ve listened to people on the doorstep and know that residents want a fresh start as we come out of the pandemic. The Progressive Alliance will change the way we do things. It is putting people above politics and providing hope for the future.”
“Together our Groups have a wealth of knowledge, experience and diversity that truly reflects Milton Keynes. United we will be bolder and faster in delivering an economic recovery, reducing child poverty, getting the basics right and making Milton Keynes the greenest city in the world.”
Newly elected Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Councillor Robin Bradburn, said: “We held good-natured and constructive talks with both Labour and the Conservatives this week, but unfortunately the Conservatives were not willing to work with other parties.”
“As we recover from the pandemic, it is more important than ever to come together for Milton Keynes. Both the Liberal Democrats and Labour will put party politics aside, and work side by side to give residents a new start, one where our recovery from COVID is prosperous, green and fair.”