Coun­cil­lor quits rul­ing group

Western Mail - - NEWS -

ANTI-POVERTY cham­pion, high-pro­file health cam­paigner and county coun­cil­lor Joy Jones has left Powys County Coun­cil’s rul­ing In­de­pen­dent group.

Cllr Jones, who rep­re­sents New­town East, con­firmed that she had left the group and is now a non-aligned coun­cil­lor.

This means the In­de­pen­dent group that runs Powys in coali­tion with the Con­ser­va­tive group is down to 29 coun­cil­lors.

Cllr Jones said: “I found my­self in­creas­ingly un­able to sup­port the poli­cies of the cab­i­net.

“I’m be­com­ing in­creas­ingly con­cerned at the bud­get si­t­u­a­tion as the cab­i­net ap­pears to be un­able to bring the var­i­ous over­spends un­der con­trol.

“Money is be­ing used to shore up the over­spends rather than be­ing di­rected to help those wh need it through the pro­vi­sion of ser­vices.”

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