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Moray Council opts to stay within Cosla

Moray councillors have unanimously decided to maintain their membership of local government umbrella body Cosla.

Several councils - including Aberdeen City Council - have recently signalled their intention to leave the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.

How government money should be spread between councils is at the root of the fallout.

A special Moray meeting was called, and there was cross-party support for remaining a member of Cosla.

Council leader Allan Wright said: "I have a clear mandate to continue to press for a needs-based allocation of resources in 2015-16 but without threatening to withdraw from an organisation that serves Moray well."

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