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The Conservative leader at Lichfield District Council says he’s keen to work with other groups to ensure the right decisions are made for the area.
Cllr Mike Wilcox was speaking after the local elections which saw the Tories retain control of the district council despite seeing their majority trimmed, while they also lost Burntwood Town Council to Labour.
But despite the shift in power, the Conservative leader insisted he was still committed to working in partnership with his Labour colleagues.
“One of the things I want us to do initially is to sit down with Burntwood Town Council – we need to work with them,” he told Lichfield Live.
“We need to work with other groups in and around Burntwood and in rural areas.
“We need to come together and do what’s right for the district.”
One person Cllr Wilcox will need to work closer with is his wife, Sonia, who was also elected as a Conservative councillor at Lichfield District Council.
The Tory leader admitted the pair had been battling to see who would come out on top of the poll.
“The biggest concern to me was that she didn’t get more votes than I did – and she just about didn’t,” he said.
“But I am delighted to see her on the council.”