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New make up of Tandridge District Council

Tandridge District Council met on Tuesday night for the first time since the 2 May elections. No party now has overall control of the Council.

OLRG's 7 District Councillors have joined with 6 Independents from around the District to form a group of 13 called the OLRG Independents Alliance.

There are 16 Conservatives which means they remain the largest party and have formed a minority administration. The new Council Leader is Tony Elias from Bletchingley and Nutfield replacing Martin Fisher who lost his seat on 2 May.

There are 11 Liberal Democrats. We believe they are now in an unofficial alliance with the Conservatives.

At the meeting, Jackie Wren set out the aims and priorities of the OLRG Independents Group including supporting Oxted businesses and Catherine Sayer explained the difficulties the Group has had in getting proper representation at the Council since its big election wins: