ROBERT Tindall, who represents Brown Clee, has re-joined the controlling Conservative Group of Shropshire Council.

Councillor Tindall resigned in May 2017 because of his concern that only one of the authority’s 10 portfolio holders was from the south of the county.

In signalling his change of direction, Councillor Tindall said he believes that attitudes to south Shropshire are changing.

“I have seen some movement in the Conservatives’ approach following recent appointments from the south,” he said.

“This has encouraged me to apply to re-join the group”.

Council Leader Peter Nutting said that the controlling Conservative group will benefit from Mr Tindall’s talents ‘especially in planning matters.’

The Conservatives have a clear majority on the County Council following the most recent elections where they comfortably beat off the challenge of the Liberal Democrats who remain the biggest opposition party where Andy Boddington, the Ludlow Democrat member for Ludlow North is now the deputy leader. Ludlow Democrats are strongest in south Shropshire where they have all three Ludlow councillors and Clee and Bishops Castle.

Conservative leader Peter Nutting visited Ludlow Town Council last year and has pledged to return to the town.