Shire Lib Dems elect new leader

Councillor Peter Argyle has been elected Liberal Democrat group leader
Councillor Peter Argyle has been elected Liberal Democrat group leader

The Liberal Democrat group on Aberdeenshire Council has a new leader.

Councillor Peter Argyle represents the Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside ward and has been a councillor since 1999.

Between January, 2008, and June, 2015, he was chair of the infrastructure services committee.

His group is involved in continuing discussions to form a new council administration at Woodhill House.

Mr Argyle said: “It is a great honour to have been elected by my colleagues and I am truly grateful for their support and confidence in me.

“There is no doubt that the years ahead will be difficult for the council; equally there is no doubt that Liberal Democrats will continue to make a significant contribution to the council.

“We stood on a manifesto entitled “Putting Aberdeenshire First” and that will be our focus over the next five years.

“We will continue to discuss the shape of this council over the coming days.”