Labour leader hits back at Tories

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THE Labour leader of Lancaster City Council has said she is “too busy working for the district” to worry about attacks by the Conservative party.

Coun Eileen Blamire was responding after the Tories questioned the nature of the alliance between the Labour and Green groups on council.

They called the Lab-Green alliance, which controls the city council, “a coalition of convenience”.

A Tory spokeswoman said: “Blamire claims that Labour and the Greens ‘share a number of common principles’ but in the past the two parties have been at loggerheads with each other on various issues and fought against each other in the Lancaster wards.

“Conservative councillors believe that council taxpayers have the right to know what arrangements have been reached to govern the cabinet of the city council.”

Coun Blamire said: “It’s not a coalition.

See The Visitor (22-06-11) for full story.