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Neil McLennan Leaves Conservative Party after removal as joint leader of Moray Council Tory group

By Abbie Duncan

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CONSERVATIVE Councillor Neil McLennan has left the party after his removal as joint leader of the group.

Cllr Neil McLennan.
Cllr Neil McLennan.

Cllr McLennan was removed as joint leader from the party this morning, after a statement earlier today announcing Cllr Kathleen Robertson would be undertaking the role alone going forward.

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In a statement on his Twitter account, Cllr McLennan announced he would be leaving the party and positioning himself as an independent after questioning "poor behaviours" from other party members.

Cllr McLennan wrote: "I have stepped aside from the 'unconstituted' Moray Conservative Councillors Group having consistently questioned poor behaviours.

"I temporarily shall position myself as an Independent Councillor with One Nation Conservatism leanings.

"Once the national leadership position is clearer and the issues I have raised are resolved, I shall consider my political positioning in the future. For now, I remain first and foremost committed to supporting my ward members in Buckie and supporting Moray."

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