Lib Dems Step Up

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In December last year, the SNP decided to abandon their positions as the ruling administration of East Dunbartonshire Council after only seven months in charge.

After losing only one major policy vote, the SNP left the council with no leadership in place to create a budget, a process which is required by law.

SNP GOVERNMENT CUTS HIT EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE

This came after the SNP Scottish Government passed a budget which imposed £19.3 million in cuts to the £250 million council budget.

The Liberal Democrat group in January proposed an All-Party Working Group to draw up a budget for the next financial year and prevent the council being taken into special measures and run from a central authority in Edinburgh.

LIB DEMS STEP UP

After the budget was passed by the council, it was agreed that the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives would go into joint administration.

Council co-leader Vaughan Moody, leader of the Liberal Democrat group, said “Obviously, we were very concerned to see the SNP abandon the posts which the people of East Dunbartonshire elected them to in good faith last year.

“The scaredy-nats ran away at the first sign of difficulty, which was a result of their own party giving local authorities a bad deal.

“The Lib Dems were prepared to do whatever was necessary to ensure that people in East Dunbartonshire had a stable administration.

PROTECTING JOBS AND ENGAGING WITH COMMUNITIES

“We look forward to working with our colleagues from other parties in the best interests of local people, and we will prioritise protecting jobs and engaging with communities in all that we do going forward.”

In December last year, the SNP decided to abandon their positions as the ruling administration of East Dunbartonshire Council after only seven months in charge.

After losing only one major policy vote, the SNP left the council with no leadership in place to create a budget, a process which is required by law.

SNP GOVERNMENT CUTS HIT EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE

This came after the SNP Scottish Government passed a budget which imposed £19.3 million in cuts to the £250 million council budget.

The Liberal Democrat group in January proposed an All-Party Working Group to draw up a budget for the next financial year and prevent the council being taken into special measures and run from a central authority in Edinburgh.

LIB DEMS STEP UP

After the budget was passed by the council, it was agreed that the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives would go into joint administration.

Council co-leader Vaughan Moody, leader of the Liberal Democrat group, said “Obviously, we were very concerned to see the SNP abandon the posts which the people of East Dunbartonshire elected them to in good faith last year.

“The scaredy-nats ran away at the first sign of difficulty, which was a result of their own party giving local authorities a bad deal.

“The Lib Dems were prepared to do whatever was necessary to ensure that people in East Dunbartonshire had a stable administration.

PROTECTING JOBS AND ENGAGING WITH COMMUNITIES

“We look forward to working with our colleagues from other parties in the best interests of local people, and we will prioritise protecting jobs and engaging with communities in all that we do going forward.”

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