MSP Rona Mackay’s statement following the East Dunbartonshire Council election results, announced on Friday, May 5.
Ms Mackay said: “I would like to thank the public for delivering an amazing group of SNP councillors back to East Dunbartonshire Council. The SNP fought a hard campaign and are delighted with the support the electorate has shown us in East Dunbartonshire and across the country.
“Congratulations to all of the new councillors and a big well done to all of those who decided to put themselves forward as candidates for this council election. It is a brave act, to stand for office.
“Unfortunately, not all of our candidates were elected, and there were some shocks. But, that is the nature of democracy. We must press on and ensure the people of East Dunbartonshire are well served, no matter who forms the administration.”