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MORAY COUNCIL SNP OPPOSITION LEADER ON INDEPENDENTíS DECISION TO JOIN ADMINISTRATION

13/01/2016  

SNP Opposition Leader on The Moray Council has hit out at the decision of so-called Independent Councillor Dennis Slater to join the Council’s Administration after making promises during his recent by-election campaign that he would not do so.

During the campaign Councillor Slater stated on his Facebook Campaign page that:

“I will not follow any party political line nor will I vote under instruction from any political group be that a party or a coalition of independent councillors.”

He also stated in his leaflet:

“I will not be directed by a party whip on what decisions I should be making for Heldon & Laich or Moray - and in that I include decisions being made by leaders of any coalition of councillors brought together to form a Council Administration in Moray."

Commenting on Dennis Slater’s decision to now join the Council’s Administration SNP Opposition Leader Councillor Gary Coull said:

“I feel bad for those who voted for and supported Cllr Slater on the promise that he would not join any administration.

"Once again we have seen a so-called independent candidate dupe the electorate into thinking that they will be truly independent just to come into the Council and join a party of 'Independents'.

"However, it doesn't come as a surprise as independent candidates who win an election seem, in effect, to make up their own political party even though they say they are against them.

"We are once again seeing that independent councillors are not as independent as they say they are.

"Our own message has always been simple - vote SNP - get SNP."

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