16 July 2019
Lewes District Council is the 15th Council in the country where Greens are part of the ruling administration and is the first to have a Green Leader.
After 18 years of Conservative leadership, Lewes is now controlled by a Co-operative Alliance of councillors from the Green, Liberal Democrat, and Labour parties plus two Independents.
The Alliance has an overall majority on the councillors and is the result of joint working that has been ongoing since the local elections in May. The Alliance will operate on a shared leadership arrangement with the Green Party and Liberal Democrats rotating the leadership annually.
The new Leader of the council, Zoe Nicholson, who leads the Green Party group said:
"I am very much looking forward to getting to work with our Alliance colleagues and focusing on what matters to local people. I’m excited about working with our new Cabinet of skilled local people who really have the district in their DNA. The support we have received from local people has been really inspiring, we will be completely focussed on living up to people’s expectations.”