AN Independent councillor has defended his bid to unseat five councillors from the Hunterston site stakeholders group – saying there needs to be a ‘improved scrutiny’ from the panel. Ian Murdoch’s controversial motion was defeated by 18 votes to 11 and resulted in a number of frank exchanges before and during the meeting. The News understands the proposal resulted in senior councillors threatening to quit their positions on other influential committees on North Ayrshire Council if the motion had gone ahead. Mr Murdoch asked that councillors Robert Barr, Todd Ferguson, Tom Marshall, John Glover and Alex Gallagher be removed from the group, claiming they had failed to represent local people’s concerns over the safe operation of the power station.
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