Labour, Conservatives and Lib Dems team up to seize control of East Dunbartonshire Council

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A COALITION of Lib Dem, Conservative and Labour councillors is set to take power at East Dunbartonshire Council.

At last week’s local elections both the SNP and Labour ended up with eight councillors, the Lib Dems three, the Conservatives two, and the Independent Alliance two.

Independent councillor Duncan Cumming completed the complex chamber makeup.

SNP councillors insisted to the Herald they had been given a “mandate” to be part of the next administration but the other three main parties have now colluded to freeze them out.

A statement signed by Labour group leader Councillor Rhondda Geekie, Lib Dem group leader Councillor Ashay Ghai and Conservative group leader Councillor Billy Hendry stated: “Lengthy discussions with all political parties within East Dunbartonshire Council concluded today when a decision was reached between the Scottish Labour Party, Scottish Liberal Democrats, and Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party to form a coalition administration.”

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