At today’s Scottish Labour manifesto launch we asked the Labour leader Kezia Dugdale about whether it was her and the executive who are delaying approval of the proposed SNP/Labour coalition.

This is what she said:

The council elections on 4 May 2017 have resulted in the SNP Group being the largest with 19 councillors. Since there are 63 councillors in total they could either try and form a majority administration or they could form a coalition.

For the last five years the Labour Group led the Capital Coalition with SNP, but it is proving difficult to form an administration this time round.

Adam McVey the leader of the SNP Group told us : “Talks are ongoing and we expect all parties to put the city’s interests before all other considerations, including the General Election.”

A council meeting will be held this Thursday morning.