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Liberal Democrats and Independents seek to run Cornwall Council

An agreement has been reached on who should run Cornwall Council. The Independent and Liberal Democrat groups have decided this afternoon that they will seek to form a joint administration. This will be put to the Annual Meeting of the Full Council on Tuesday.

It comes after talks between Conservative and independents councillors broke down. Despite having the most councillors elected, the Conservatives did not gain overall control of the local authority following the local elections earlier this month.

It is expected that the council will also elect a leader during Tuesday's meeting.

The Liberal Democrat and Independent Groups will seek approval to run Cornwall Council. Credit: ITV News


Boris Does Great British Bake Off Impression

Boris Johnson was in Yate today, visiting a start-up bakery business and creating his own confections as he joined staff in the kitchen.

Boris Johnson in Yate cake shop Credit: ITV News West Country

On the Johnson menu - a dismissal of both the Liberal Democrat's plan for a second referendum and their electoral challenge in the region. He also cooked up his own new election battle cry, strong and stable has now been replaced by solid and sensible.

Boris learning what it takes to make top-notch cakes. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Thornbury and Yate constituency in South Gloucestershire could be keenly contested on 8 June as the Conservatives took it, narrowly, from the Liberal Democrats in 2015.

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