Conservative and Independent alliance for Moray Council

New administration agreed

MORAY COUNCILS ADMINISTRATION is to be formed on Wednesday by the eight Conservative and six of the Independent councillors.

The 14-strong administration, should it hold firm, would be sufficient to ensure a majority in the Council chamber regardless of the result of the Elgin by-election in July.

A brief statement from Councillor George Alexander today said: “Following on from lengthy discussions this morning, a partnership has been formed between the eight Conservative councillors and six of the independent members which will be put to the full council meeting on Wednesday morning in order to move forwards.”

The move puts an end to hopes that the Conservative and SNP groups would take part in a multi-party ‘alliance’ group on the local authority – and means the Council will continue with a Conservative/Independent alliance, with six of the new Administration having served in that Council – indicating that one Independent member who had previously said they would not join an Administration has done so.

insideMoray is awaiting further statements from the Conservative and SNP groups on the new Administration.