Shadow arrangements to support transition of new Council Leader

Aberdeenshire Council’s ruling administration, made up of Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Independent councillors, have today (Mon, Jun 1) announced a succession plan for the change of Administration Leader, and Leader of the Council, to take place subject to approval at the November full council meeting this year.

The plan includes a transition period, with newly elected Conservative Group Leader, Cllr Andy Kille ‘shadowing’ the current council leader Cllr Jim Gifford for the next 5 months. Cllr Peter Argyle, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, will remain as Deputy Leader of the Council.

Cllr Jim Gifford joined the administration’s independent group this weekend, following the election of Cllr Kille as Conservative group leader.