Councillor Alison Evison (Labour, Aberdeenshire) has been elected as the 15th President of COSLA and only the third female President of the organisation following a meeting of the full Convention in Edinburgh this morning (Friday).


Councillor Graham Houston (SNP, Stirling) was appointed Vice-President at the same meeting.


Commenting following the meeting COSLA’s new President Councillor Evison said:  “I am absolutely delighted to be elected President of COSLA, I am delighted that my peers have put their faith in me and it is a job I will relish. 


“I would also like to offer my genuine congratulations to Graham Houston on his election as COSLA’s new Vice-President.


“I am determined to be a President that works for all of our membership in partnership with my Vice- President and Spokespersons.  The President of COSLA is still one of the best political jobs in Scotland and I intend giving it my all for the next five years.”


COSLA’s new Vice President Councillor Houston said:  “It is a great honour to be elected as COSLA’s Vice-President.


“I congratulate Alison on her successful election as President and I look forward to working with her as part of a team that works for the best interests of Scottish Local Government and the communities we represent.


“The new Presidential team have a big job ahead of us – but it is one that I am most certainly up for.”

Article published: 
Fri, 30/06/2017 - 12:14