Labour, Lib Dems and Conservatives agree deal over Fife Council

A governance agreement was voted for on Thursday.

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The agreement was reached between the parties following the local election two weeks ago.

A minority administration is to be formed on Fife Council after a deal was reached between Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives.

On Thursday, it was confirmed that the parties had voted together to agree a governance structure.

It will see Labour councillor David Ross become the council leader, whilst SNP councillor David Alexander is leader of the opposition.

Cara Hamilton (Labour) takes the position of education spokesperson and Labour councillor Judy Hamilton is spokesperson for housing and building services.

Altany Craik (Labour) has been named as finance, economic and strategic planning spokesperson.

Jan Wincott (Labour) will be the environment and climate change spokesperson.

Linda Erskine (Labour) is spokesperson for communities and leisure, whilst David Graham (Labour) is spokesperson for health and social care.

The chair of Fife’s Regulation and Licensing Committee will be councillor Tom Adams (Labour).

Meanwhile, the SNP has criticised Labour leader Anas Sarwar over his party striking deals with the Conservatives on Scottish councils.

SNP MSP Collette Stevenson said “Labour’s backroom antics” are “totally unforgivable”.

“Anas Sarwar stands up in Holyrood demanding action on the cost of living crisis while his councillors are doing grubby deals with the Tories in council chambers across the country,” said Stevenson.

“His hypocrisy on the Tory-made cost of living crisis has been laid bare for all to see.

“While the SNP has categorically ruled out working with the Tories, the Labour party have shown themselves to throw any morality overboard if they have a sniff at power.

“For decades, the Tories have thrown working-class communities on the scrap heap, made savage cuts to the welfare state and lined their own pockets at the expense of the poorest and most vulnerable.

“Labour know exactly what the Tories are capable of – that’s why their backroom antics are totally unforgivable.”