Plaid Cymru explores Neath Port Talbot coalition after Labor lost control of council

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Plaid Group Leader Cllr Alun Llewelyn

Neath Port Talbot Council’s Plaid Cymru group has offered to start talks about forming a coalition administration within the council.

Labor lost control of Neath Port Talbot council when the results were announced yesterday, having won 25 seats from 37 in 2017.

Plaid Cymru won 12 seats and the independents 16, meaning it would be possible for Plaid Cymru to set up an administration with the independents.

The Greens also won one seat and the Liberal Democrats two.

Plaid Group leader Cllr Alun Llewelyn said: “This is a historic election result that highlights Neath Port Talbot’s clear appetite for change.

“Plaid’s group of 12 councilors are eager to discuss a policy agenda to form a new progressive administration with Independents and others in Neath Port Talbot.

“Among our priorities are revising school closure policies, a valleys strategy, support for small businesses in our town centers and better support for economic development.

“We also want to tackle the deterioration of the environment in Neath Port Talbot and ensure that street care and visible services are rapidly improved.

“I am confident that there is agreement on many of these issues among current members of the opposition. That is why Plaid Cymru is eager to explore the possibility of creating a coalition for the common good and we look forward to constructive and positive discussions over the coming weeks.

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