South Ayrshire council administration survives no confidence vote

South Ayrshire Council leader Bill McIntosh has survived a vote of no confidence today.

The SNP opposition group put forward the motion at a meeting of full council after a damning report by Audit Scotland into the council’s leadership and strategy last month.

However, the SNP failed in their bid to declare a motion of no confidence in the Conservative and Labour administration with an amendment against the motion passing by 16 votes to nine with the three independent councillors abstaining.

And they also failed in an attempt to have an item put on the agenda for a meeting in May relating to the removal from office of the Provost, Deputy Provost, and the Chairs and Vice Chairs of Panels.

Full story in next weeks Carrick Gazette out on Wednesday 12 March.