SNP re­sign

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The SNP group on North Ayr­shire Coun­cil has given up con­trol of the author­ity af­ter a by-elec­tion de­feat.

Labour be­came the largest party on the coun­cil last week af­ter tak­ing a seat from the SNP.

The los­ing SNP can­di­date was first min­is­ter Ni­cola Stur­geon’s fa­ther, Robin.

The first min­is­ter’s mother, Joan, has now stood down as Provost af­ter the SNP re­signed from the ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The de­ci­sion paves the way for Labour to try and form an ad­min­is­tra­tion.

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