SNP new com­mit­tee

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

The new SNP ad­min­is­tra­tion at South La­nark­shire Coun­cil has taken the first step to es­tab­lish­ing a pe­ti­tions com­mit­tee.

Coun­cil­lors on an ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee to­day, Wed­nes­day, will dis­cuss the cre­ation of a task and fin­ish group to ex­plore the cre­ation of the com­mit­tee.

It is sug­gested seven mem­bers will sit on the task group.

This will in­clude three SNP mem­bers, two Labour mem­ber, one from the Con­ser­va­tive group and an­other from the Liberal Democrats or in­de­pen­dent group.

Coun­cil leader John Ross re­cently told the Re­former he thought a pe­ti­tions com­mit­tee would im­prove the de­ci­sion­mak­ing pro­cesses in South La­nark­shire and give lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties a big­ger say.

He said: “One of the main points is to set up a cross­party group to have a look at a pe­ti­tions com­mit­tee.

“This will be a new thing for the coun­cil, it op­er­ates in other coun­cils. We think that would give the public a re­ally good chance to have their say.”

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