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SNP and Labour must deliver on Aberdeen City Council funding

February 24, 2014 8:58 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrats today criticised SNP and Labour over aAlison McInnesAlison McInnes spiteful spat on council funding for Aberdeen.

This comes after it emerged the Scottish Government published figures showing that Aberdeen City Council would have received £7.3 million more in funding had the Labour-dominated COSLA agreed to revise the funding formula.

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland Alison McInnes said:

"This is a spiteful spat between Labour and the SNP. No money will trade hands as a result of this. People in Aberdeen have had to deal with the burden of this politicking for too long and frankly I think they will see right through this. The fact is that Aberdeen City Council is being short-changed and this needs to change."

Councillor Ian Yuill, Liberal Democrat Leader on Aberdeen City Council, added:

"All parties signed up to the Fair Share campaign to ensure that Aberdeen City Council received, at the very least, the funding floor. This hasn't happened. As a result Aberdeen City Council has been short-changed to the tune of £25 million last year alone. The SNP Scottish Government and Labour-dominated COSLA have repeatedly failed Aberdeen.

"Liberal Democrats in Aberdeen and the Scottish Parliament will continue to campaign for a fair deal for Aberdeen."