The SNP now have 14 out of the 29 councillors on Angus Council. The combined opposition hold the other 15, comprised of 9 Independents (including Smith), 4 Conservatives, 1 Labour and 1 Lib Dem. If the SNP can't find a deal to stabilise their administration they may end up in the same situation as the 2007-12 Council where the SNP held the most seats but an administration was formed from an alliance of all the other political groups.
With the Rutherglen South by-election earlier this month giving majority control of South Lanarkshire to Labour, it means that the overall picture of Scotland's councils is now:
- 5 under Labour control (Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire)
- 3 under Independents control (Na h-Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands)
- 1 under SNP control (Dundee)
- The remaining 23 are under no overall control.