Tonight at around 6.15pm, Andrew Burns was elected Group leader and I returned to being a back bencher.
Its not been an easy decision but it is, I am very sure, the right one for myself and for the Group.
Andrew will great for the Group. Just from how he spoke tonight I know he has a clear and focused vision of what the next 4 years will mean for all of us as a Group and how we can make sure we are best positioned for the election in 2012.
And what is even better is that we have not missed a step in the transition. Instead we have continued to make sure the SNP/Libdem mal-administration remain exposed for their incompetence and ineffectual leadership of the city. And despite my new job, I will play my part as fully as possible.
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