Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Richard Lochhead MSP is urging the three Labour councillors on the Moray Council to work with the SNP to lock the Tories out of administration. 

Moray’s SNP is making an appeal to Labour, Lib Dem, Green and Independent councillors to back an SNP led administration at the first full meeting of the council since the local elections.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s council meeting, Mr Lochhead said:

“Moray Councillors have a big decision to make as to who will lead the council over the next five years. Over the last two weeks my SNP councillor colleagues have been working hard to come to an agreement with progressive councillors in Moray about the best way forward.

“The reality is only the SNP or the heartless, intolerant, right-wing Tories can lead the Moray Council and a Tory administration would be a disaster for Moray and for local services.  

“Boris Johnson’s Tories have an appalling track record and during their last stint in administration they created absolute chaos, taking the huff and walking out on all responsibility. It was left to SNP and independent councillors to pick up the pieces and to work together to get the Council’s finances back on track.  

“With the cost of living crisis hitting people hard and as we recover from the pandemic, it is more important than ever that Moray Council has serious and compassionate leadership. That can only be delivered if councillors work together to lock the Tories out of administration.

“People across Moray need Labour and other councillors to do the right thing, to put the needs and interests of their communities first. Labour councillors in Moray have a big choice to make. They can either work with the SNP to deliver a stable administration that wants to mitigate the impact of the Tory’s cost of living crisis, or they can sit on their hands and hand the keys of power to the Tories.

“For the good of people of Moray, I’m urging Labour and others on the Moray Council to support my SNP colleagues to stop the Tories inflicting huge damage on our communities.”