Geary sets out 100-day target

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COUNCILLOR Andrew Geary has set himself and his party a target of 100 days to fulfil their promises to the city.

The Tory leader was formally appointed leader of Milton Keynes Council at an annual general meeting held at the council’s civic offices on Tuesday.

And straight away he laid down a 100-day target for his group – giving them a completion date of early September.

Councillor Geary said it was very important for all the parties to work together to achieve the aims but with strong, focused work believed they could do it.

He said: “I have an extremely strong team around me and that will help us to achieve some positive results for the city in the time that we have set out.”

The Tory plan is three-fold and will include a full review of the parking situation in the city, a problem that he said ‘nobody’ was happy with.

The nursery and library provisions will also be looked at and it will be decided whether the council funds them and to what extent. Councillor Geary said that cutting services ‘should not be the first option.’

The head of the Conservative party will now hold the leadership position until 2015 after the Labour and Lib Dems decided not to put forward any nominations for the position, instead choosing to congratulate the new leader.

He said: “The best way that we can move forward as a council is to have strong opposition sitting across the chamber.

“I would like to thank both former leaders, Sam Crooks and Cec Tallack for providing such an open network for communication with all parties and I want them to know that we plan to act in the same manner.”

> The cabinet will be made up of seven councillors, including Andrew Geary as leader; Andy Dransfield – children and young people; David Hopkins – Economic development and enterprise; Andrew Morris – Growth and development; John Bint – Transport and highways; Debbie Brock – Adult, older years and health; and Peter Geary – Communities, corporate services and transformation.