SNP stay away again

FALKIRK. Municipal Buildings. Falkirk Council. Falkirk District Council. FDC.
FALKIRK. Municipal Buildings. Falkirk Council. Falkirk District Council. FDC.
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The SNP boycotted the first-ever meeting of Falkirk Council’s education executive committee today.

Councillors David Alexander and Tom Coleman were entitled to attend, but as expected refused to take their seat at the table in protest at what the SNP Group claims is the undemocratic decision making process which the Labour-led administration has put in place.

The meeting was the third to be held under the executive/cabinet structure agreed by the full council in March. It is made up of 12 councillors - nine members of the administration and three from the opposition which includes the SNP and NAIG, non aligned independent group.

The first executive met on May 7 and snubbed by the nationalists, as was the inaugural meeting of the scrutiny committee on May 16.

Councillor Alexander said that unless there is a re-think the SNP will continue to stay away. He warned: “Take the opposition out of the equation and services will suffer and the administration will get lazier and lazier.”