Kris Wilson Unanimously Re-elected Conservative Leader

After their historic success at last week's local elections, where opposition Conservatives achieved 51% of the vote and gained 9 seats from Labour, they are getting back to the business of opposition while Labour remain in chaos.


Cllr Kris Wilson, Leader of the Opposition (Whitestone), said:


"I am delighted to have once again been re-elected to serve as Leader of the Conservative Group following the elections.


"We fought a positive campaign that offered vision, ambition and aspiration to the residents of Nuneaton and Bedworth and the residents resoundingly backed our plan for a better Borough on election night. Over the next two years we will be championing the policies which the people of Nuneaton and Bedworth endorsed and holding Labour to account for the mess they are making of our community."


In addition to the leadership of the Conservative Group, Cllr Wilson also announced that Cllr Clare Golby will continue to serve as his Deputy Leader


Cllr Golby (Arbury) said:


"It is great to be part of the leadership of a hard working team who are determined to fight to improve the lives of the residents of this Borough. When you look at the Councillors on our benches we are far more representative of the people of Nuneaton and Bedworth and we understand the issues that they face on a daily basis."


Following the election results, whilst the Conservatives won 51% of the vote only half the seats of the council were up for election so Labour remain the largest party with 17 seats compared to the Conservatives 15 and 2 others. This means that Labour can remain in control with the Mayor's casting vote.


Cllr Wilson concluded:


"Despite the overwhelming verdict of the people of Nuneaton and Bedworth last Thursday, Labour look set to retain control with the Mayor's casting vote. But one thing is absolutely clear - they may remain in power but they have no mandate from the people of our Borough to cling to power.


"We will remind them time after time in the chamber that they have no permission from the people to continue in office and they can use every trick in the book to retain power, but it is only the Conservatives who are on the side of residents in Nuneaton and Bedworth."