East Lothian coalition bid

LABOUR wants to form a coalition with the Tories to run East Lothian council.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 8th May 2012, 1:00 pm

Before the election, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats had been in charge of the authority.

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Labour is now the largest party with ten elected members. The SNP has nine, the Tories three.

Labour confirmed a proposal to link up with the Conservatives and the one independent.

Tory leader Ludovic Broun-Lindsay said: “We have reached agreement with the Labour Party in East Lothian. As part of that we will receive three senior council posts.”