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Moray Tories welcome appointment of SNP councillor Sonya Morrison to Cosla president role


By Jonathan Clark

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CONSERVATIVE members in Moray have welcomed SNP councillor Sonya Morrison's appointment as Cosla president.

Cllr Morrison (Fochabers-Lhanbryde, SNP) was appointed to the role last week, becoming the first ever SNP councillor to hold the role of president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.

Shona Morrison pictured at the Moray Council Local Election in May 2022. Picture: Becky Saunderson
Shona Morrison pictured at the Moray Council Local Election in May 2022. Picture: Becky Saunderson

MORE: SNP councillors say Shona Morrison will be 'dedicated and committed' in Cosla role.

Moray Conservatives have welcomed her appointed – which has been hailed as "a great appointment for Moray".

Councillor Kathleen Robertson (Forres, Conservative) said: “Huge congratulations to Councillor Morrison.

Kathleen Robertson...Moray Council Local Election May 2022...Picture: Becky Saunderson..
Kathleen Robertson...Moray Council Local Election May 2022...Picture: Becky Saunderson..

"It's great to see women in leadership and I look forward to partnership working in promoting Moray and its people on such an important national platform.”

Councillor Neil McLennan (Buckie, Conservative) added that Cllr Morrison is a "determined leader" and says they hope to work with her towards increasing local government funding from Holyrood.

Neil McLennan congratulates Tracy Coyler after her recent election. Picture: Becky Saunderson
Neil McLennan congratulates Tracy Coyler after her recent election. Picture: Becky Saunderson

He said: “This role could not be more important just now.

"Local government funding has been slashed by Scottish Government. We hope to work in collaboration with Councillor Morrison, MSPs and Douglas Ross MP to make sure this unfair settlement is increased.

"Shona is a determined leader and we will give her every support to ensure local government funding from national government increases.”


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