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SNP SEEKING TO FORM ISLANDS ADMINISTRATION
The SNP group in Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have declared their intention to form an administration, following their success at today’s council election, after standing on a pan-island agenda.
Statement From SNP Group Leader Donald Manford
In advance of tomorrow's election, the SNP group is making clear our intentions towards the future administration of the Comhairle.
Following democratic elections, governments nationally and locally are formed by the organisation or group obtaining the overall majority.
Where no overall majority exists - to avoid non-administrations or covert cabinet outcomes - a duty falls to the largest openly elected group to seek to form an administration consistent with the policies on which they were elected.