The unrest was originally sparked by disquiet over the serious lack of progress in preparing next year's budget, and culminated on Friday with current Leader, Clive McGregor, announcing that he would not seek another term as Leader at the AGM in May.
Those dissatisfied with Clive McGregor met again on Monday to discuss whether they would continue to force a vote of no confidence or not. That afternoon however they took part in a video conference with Steve Thomas, Chief Executive of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), and it appears that they were told that the Welsh Assembly Government would not look kindly on any further unnecessary political turmoil and instead advised them to prepare for an orderly transfer of power when Clive McGregor steps down in May. In parallel it seems that the frontrunner to replace Clive McGregor was contacted directly by the Minister and advised to reconsider.
The race is now on to appoint a "Leader in Waiting" who can work in parallel with Clive McGregor until May and thus ensure some continuity post AGM. So far there are three hats in the ring (including the previous frontrunner) -- and each has been calling around trying to drum up support. It seems there will be some internal group meetings over the next couple of days to informally vote on preferred candidates.
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