I am now leader of the Labour Group on Edinburgh Council in name only. Andrew Burns will be the only name going forward on Tuesday evening and barring some unforseen event he will be leader at the end of what will be a very short meeting. I offer Andrew my wholehearted support and congratulations.
I am glad that the Group has acted quickly. It is important that we are not thrown of course from our primary task of calling this incompetent SNP/Libdem mal-administration to account, something we have begun to do pretty well in recent months,
Andrew will lead us well. He has the skills and the experience and most importantly, the people skills and I leave this role in the Edinburgh Council Labour Group in good hands.
I do not leave the Group though and there will be new things for me to do in due course, foreseen and unforeseen, as we continue to stand up for those who we have been elected to represent, especially those who feel that they are being ignored by the SNP and the Libdems, a group that is growing daily and fast.
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