Local elections held on Thursday 4th May have resulted in the Conservatives winning 25 of the 43 available seats on Monmouthshire County Council. This means that the Conservative Party will form the next administration of the council.
The Labour Party was the second largest group with ten seats followed by independents with five and the Liberal Democrats with three.
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“We had a great team of candidates working really hard.” Peter Fox OBE, Leader of Monmouthshire County Council
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SINCE its launch in August, Monmouth Assembly Member Nick Ramsay’s petition to “Save Monmouthshire” has gathered thousands of signatures, showing overwhelming opposition to Welsh Government proposals to abolish Monmouthshire and return to an old Gwent-style county that for many was both distant and unpopular.
Mr Ramsay, who has taken his petition to local shows and out and about in the constituency, said he was delighted but not surprised by the strength of people’s desire to retain Monmouthshire.
Speaking today, Mr Ramsay said:
“Local people very much identify with Monmouthshire and would hate to see the name abolished, which is set to happen if the Welsh Government pushes ahead its rushed and ill thought out local government reorganisation plans.
“This petition gives people who want to retain Monmouthshire the chance to send a clear message of opposition to the Welsh Government.
“I would urge anyone who hasn’t done so and would still like to sign the petition to do so via the following link:
Local Assembly Member, Nick Ramsay’s petition to “Save Monmouthshire from Abolition” has been met with overwhelming support at this year’s Usk Show.
Mr Ramsay now intends to take the petition, which received hundreds of signatures, out and about around the county.
Nick Ramsay AM with Leader of Monmouthshire County Council, Cllr Peter Fox at Usk Show supporting the petition.
Speaking today Nick said:
“Crowds flocked to sign the “Save Monmouthshire from Abolition” petition.
“I was delighted to be inundated with people wanting to sign the petition. This demonstrates the huge amount of opposition to Welsh Government proposals to abolish Monmouthshire and return to an old style Gwent- type authority.
“I will be taking the petition out on to Monmouthshire’s high streets in the coming months so that everyone who wants to sign it will get the opportunity to show their support to save Monmouthshire.”