SNP comment on Argyll & Bute/Michael Russell
Responding to Labour’s referral of Michael Russell to the Parliamentary Commissioner and Argyll & Bute’s decision to withdraw their school closure proposals, an SNP spokesperson said:
“Mr Russell simply replied to an email, and is entirely happy for the issue to be considered by the Parliamentary Commissioner.
"The real issue is that the Argyll & Bute administration had to withdraw their flawed plans to close 25 local primary schools, at the special meeting demanded by the SNP, which is excellent news for pupils and parents.
"Labour are making themselves look totally ridiculous by giving every impression of supporting school closures in Argyll & Bute, along with the Lib Dems.
"Labour’s complaint is also a climbdown by accepting that this issue has nothing whatever to do with Mr Russell’s ministerial role.
"Mike Russell has the solid support of local people - unlike Labour, the Lib Dems and Tories."