Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Defection Watch: SNP Cllr Quits Party Over Equal Marriage

Veteran Cllr Bev Gauld (Clydesdale East ward, South Lanarkshire) has quit the SNP, citing his opposition to the Scottish Government's legalisation of equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.  Cllr Gauld was a former kirk minister, and had been expected to resign over the issue for some time.

New council composition:
Labour - 35
SNP - 25 (-1)
Conservative - 3
Independents - 3 (+1)
Lib Dems - 1