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Aberdeenshire Council elects Alison Evison as new co-leader after 'Legogate'

Alison Evison Image copyright Aberdeenshire Council
Image caption Alison Evison is the Labour group leader in Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire Council has a new co-leader, in the wake of the so-called Legogate row.

Labour's Alison Evison replaces Martin Kitts-Hayes, of the Progressive Independent Group, who stood down.

Mr Kitts-Hayes had been due to attend the North Sea Commission in Denmark but returned home early as he was unhappy with his accommodation.

Mr Kitts-Hayes said resulting abuse had put an "intolerable strain" on himself and his family and resigned.

The SNP's Richard Thomson is the other co-leader.

Stephen Smith has become the vice chairman of the policy and resources committee, while Graeme Clark is the vice chairman of infrastructure services.

An internal report revealed Mr Kitts-Hayes felt his Legoland accommodation was like a "glorified shed".

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Image caption Martin Kitts-Hayes resigned

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