Meet­ing to sort coun­cil ad­min­is­tra­tion

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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.’

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