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ALL-PARTY COALITION PROPOSAL FOR EDINBURGH DC DEFEATED

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An attempt to form an all-party coalition to run Edinburgh DC was narrowly defeated yesterday, reports the Scotsman...
An attempt to form an all-party coalition to run Edinburgh DC was narrowly defeated yesterday, reports the Scotsman (p5).

The Liberal Democrat proposal, backed by the Conservative group, was defeated by 32 votes to 29 after it was blocked by the Labour group with the support of the Scottish National Party.

Lib-Dem leader Donald Gorrie claimed that internal factions in the controlling Labour group meant it could not provide an effective administration. His proposal was for an all-party consensus and follows the recent departure of chief executive Paul Lowenberg after nine Labour councillors defied their group whip in a vote of no confidence in him.

Labour group leader Lesley Hinds said that a 'rainbow alliance' had little possibility of working.
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