Wales politics

Decision day for Anglesey council after auditor report

Carl Sargeant and Anglesey Council
Image caption Carl Sargeant has asked auditors to review Anglesey council

The future of troubled Anglesey council is expected to be revealed later, with the possibility that commissioners will be brought in to run the authority.

Local Government Minister Carl Sargeant is expected to announce a decision after a report is published by the public spending watchdog.

Mr Sargeant called in the Wales Audit Office to review the council which has seen years of political infighting.

It is understood one of the options available is to appoint commissioners.

In an interview with BBC Wales' Politics Show on Sunday, council leader Clive McGregor said the minister could "suspend the whole council membership" and "assume running the council from Cardiff".

"This authority hasn't just fallen into disrepute," said Mr McGregor, who has previously announced he will stand down in May.

"It has been in disrepute for a long, long period of time going back 20 years or more."

The council was put under special measures by the assembly government in 2009.

It followed a damning audit report after an inspection revealed weaknesses in the way the council was run.

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