Last night, at the Annual General Meeting of Bolton Council, Cllr David Greenhalgh was elected Leader of the Council by a majority of elected members.
The Conservatives, who are the largest party on Bolton Council, will form the administration; and have once again signed an agreement with independents from Farnworth and Kearsley First, Horwich and Blackrod First Independents and UKIP, to deliver on shared ambitions, priorities and principles over the coming year.
Cllr David Greenhalgh commented:
It is a huge honour to be voted in as Leader of our Borough for a third year, and delighted to once again continue to work with other groups to bring forward a programme of delivery of change and a set of principles to work by over the coming year. Those groups still remain committed to scrutiny of the administration, and quite rightly will oppose when they do not agree, but I thank them for their willingness to work together for the good of the town.
We are now the largest party on Bolton Council, winning more wards and receiving the popular vote across the borough at the local elections, and we have a great team of local councillors ready to deliver real change in their communities.
As a Conservative administration we are committed to bring meaningful change and improvement to the borough. There is much to be done, Bolton faces many challenges, none more so than planning the recovery out of COVID.
Our commitment to every resident of this borough, whether you voted for us of not, is to work tirelessly to attract investment and jobs into the borough, give value for money, deliver quality front line services and bring some well deserved pride back into our area, and do that within a Council culture of openness and transparency.