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SNP suspends Argyll and Bute group

The SNP group that leads Argyll and Bute Council has been temporarily suspended by the party over an error.

The group announced on Thursday that the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats would be joining the administration.

But because the deal had not first been approved by the party's national executive, the group has, technically, been suspended.

However, it is widely expected the deal will receive approval.

An SNP spokesman said: "The policy democratically passed by the SNP's National Council in 2007 requires our council groups to seek approval of the party's National Executive Committee before entering into formal coalition arrangements.

"The group has not followed that procedure, and therefore as a matter of course has been suspended in the meantime."

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