THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE Labour Groups have unanimously backed Lesley Williams to lead the Labour Party on the County Council for a second year coming.

Chairperson, Tracy Millard announced the Labour Group’s decision at the county group’s Annual General Meeting that took place in Shire Hall on May, Thursday 14.

Councillor Brian Oosthuysen was elected as deputy leader.

Lesley Williams said: “I am humbled to have the full support of the Labour Group.

“The coming year is going to be a challenging time for the County Council.

“The Council is being asked to do more with less money.

“Labour County Councillors will be relentless in defending the vital services the Council provides and will continue our campaign to make Gloucestershire a fairer and more prosperous place to live.”