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Rennie: SNP undermining local governance

December 8, 2017 1:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to the Scottish Government and COSLA's launch of a Local Governance Review, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:

"Over the past decade the SNP have stripped local authorities of their powers over police, local enterprise and council spending.

"Our country forged the Scottish Parliament so that decisions that are best made in Scotland are made here. It was not forged so that decisions that are best made in Inverness, Dundee or Ayr are made in Edinburgh too.

"After 10 years of SNP centralisation, this review must send a clear message to ministers that they cannot hoard power any longer."