MORAY Council’s new administration has this morning been agreed by councillors.
The local authority is now led by a minority SNP administration of nine members, with Cllr Shona Morrison appointed as Convener and Cllr Graham Leadbitter as Leader.
After the administration was agreed, Cllr Morrison was invited to say her first words as Convener.
“I am honoured to be elected as Convener of Moray Council, and I am especially proud to be the first woman in Moray to hold this post. I look forward to representing Moray.”
Leader of Moray Council, Cllr Leadbitter, added: “It is an honour and a privilege to be elected as a councillor to serve my community and it is a further honour and privilege to be this council’s leader.
“We are an administration in a region that has an enormous amount to shout about and we will do that shouting. This is an exceptional place to live and work and we will be positive about Moray, positive about our council and positive about the future that it is our job to shape.”
Confirmed chairs of committees thus far:
Policy & Resources Cllr Aaron McLean
Audit & Scrutiny Cllr Marc Macrae (Conservative)
Children & Young People’s Services Cllr Sonya Warren
Communities Cllr Louise Laing
Economic Development & Infrastructure Services Cllr Graham Leadbitter
Planning & Regulatory Services Cllr David Bremner
Police & Fire and Rescue Services Cllr Paula Coy
Licensing Committee Cllr Amy Patience
Local Review Body Cllr Amy Patience
Further details of committee memberships will be available once confirmed.
Outside bodies appointments will be considered at a future meeting.
Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.