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Barry Thomas replaces David Jones as Powys Council's new leader

A political battle at Powys Council has led to leader David Jones being ousted in a vote of no confidence.

Former council chairman Barry Thomas will succeed him after a meeting in Llandrindod Wells.

The political unrest is set against a background of the council looking to make £20m budget savings in the next financial year.

The council is traditionally controlled by independents but there has been a power struggle in recent weeks.

Charlotte Dubenskij reports.

Council leader toppled after vote

  • 10 Jan 2014
  • From the section Wales
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