Councils' coalition talks - Powys latest

Talks to form an administration in Powys seem to have moved on since the developments I told you about yesterday. I'm told that, as a result of the email I wrote about from Councillor Liam Fitzpatrick, any attempts by the two Independent groups to reach agreement with each other have been abandoned.

I gather talks now are focussing on a deal which would leave Councillor David Jones, the leader of the Shires Independents group, in control of the council with the support of 'various' other members including some who currently belong to the rival Powys Independent Alliance.

They'd be asked to reclassify themselves as 'unaligned' before they join Councillor Jones' cabinet. It seems a resolution to these tortuous negotiations may be in sight.

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