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16th May 2017

It’s Time For A Progressive Alliance On Stirling Council

Scott Farmer, SNP Group Leader
Scott Farmer

Cllr Scott Farmer

The Scottish National Party has called on Stirling Labour to commit to a progressive partnership that will deliver for the people of Stirling.

The call comes after the result of the Stirling Council election at the beginning of the month left no party with a majority on the local authority. Both the Tories and the SNP have nine Councillors each, whilst Labour has four and there is one Green.

Talks between the SNP and Labour over the formation of a governing Administration have been underway in recent days.

Commenting, SNP Leader on Stirling Council, Councillor Scott Farmer said:

“This is a crucial time for Stirling Council as we near the first statutory meeting which will appoint a Provost. As discussions between myself and the Labour Group continue, it is clear that common ground can be met and it is possible to work together to deliver a progressive programme for the people and communities of the Stirling area in an SNP-led Administration.

“The SNP Group will never form a coalition with the toxic Tories – who have recently had a number of their elected members unmasked as holding extremist views; spouting racist, homophobic, misogynistic, and sectarian remarks on social media pages. It cannot be the case that these people are allowed to govern local services – including schools – in the Stirling area.

“The choice is clear and the people of Stirling deserve better.”