New faces arrive at council headquarters
Nicole Reid • Published 11 May 2012 09:30
THE results of Thursday's Perth and Kinross Council elections were announced on Friday, May 4 with SNP holding onto the same number of seats.
No single party took overall control of Perth and Kinross Council. The number of SNP councillors remained unchanged at 18, while the Conservatives lost one seat to take 10 overall.
The Liberal Democrats failed to hang on to all their councillors, losing two to leave them five in total. Labour managed to gain a seat, securing four overall.
Although the SNP held on to the same number of members, some of their wins were secured by new faces which will be seen in Perth and Kinross Headquarters after the election. This includes Rhona Brock for the Perth Independent Candidates Party in Strathearn. Rhona will be joined by Ann Cowan from the Conservative party and SNP councillor Ann Younger in the Strathearn ward.
The Strathallan seats went to Ann Gaunt for Liberal Democrats, Tom Gray for SNP and Murray Lyle for Conservatives.
MSP Roseanna Cunningham congratulated all those elected to Perth and Kinross Council. She said: "Many congratulations to everyone elected as councillors to Perth & Kinross Council. Particularly, of course, to my SNP colleagues.
"Commiserations as well to those former councillors who have lost their seats and to hopeful candidates who missed out.
"Politics can be a hard business and there are always winners and losers but I am very sad to see Wilma Lumsden and Sandy Miller in particular losing out. They have both been extremely able and hardworking councillors who have served their communities well.
"I am really pleased that the SNP has maintained its number of councillors and remains the largest party on the Council and, whatever the final makeup of the new administration, I look forward to working alongside Perth & Kinross Council on behalf of my constituents."
Further details of the results are available at www.pkc.gov.uk
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