Jo Swinson backs Lib Dem council group

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson has defended local Lib Dem councillors after the SNP minority administration quit a few weeks ago.

Commenting, Jo Swinson said:

“The SNP Government’s funding decisions mean that East Dunbartonshire Council is struggling to find enough money to provide social care for the elderly and make our roads and pavements safe. In these circumstances, it was impossible to justify continuing to spend tens of millions of pounds on redundancy packages much more generous than those for nurses, police, teachers, or any other public sector workers in Scotland.

“The SNP shouted loudly at the election in May about wanting to run East Dunbartonshire Council, yet at the first sign of difficulty they have thrown a tantrum and walked out.

“Yet again, the SNP have proved that they are quick to criticise but won’t take responsibility. In Holyrood, they constantly blame Westminster for everything despite their extensive powers. Here in East Dunbartonshire they’ve shown they have no ideas, no plans and no commitment to improving our local area.”

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