Meeting to sort council administration
Ahead of a special meeting of North Ayrshire Council (NAC), next Tuesday, the Labour group leader has laid out his statement of intent in a bid to form the next administration.
This follows the decision by the SNP to give up control following the by-election defeat of first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s father Robin.
Kilwinning councillor, Joe Cullinane was elected to lead the Labour group last Friday when its former leader, Ardrossan and Arran Councillor Peter McNamara, stepped down.
On Wednesday, Mr Cullinane said: ‘I am looking to lead a progressive group that is focused on standing up for the people of North Ayrshire against the ills of austerity.
‘There are nine months until the election.
‘We are focused on using those nine months to make further progress on behalf of the local communities we are elected to serve.’