A row erupted last week on whether or not Midlothian should remain a member of Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA). SNP councillor Joe Wallace had asked officers in August to ascertain whether or not Midlothian Council was a member. It was reported at last week’s full council meeting that Midlothian was a member and council had discussed its representation on the group in June 2017. The Conservatives last week questioned the cost of being a member, which in the current financial year is £1340. Councillor Andrew Hardie, who raised a motion to leave the NFLA which was then defeated, said: “It seems to be a waste of the limited resources we have. It doesn’t seem to have achieved anything.

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Published: 11 October 2018