Alistair MacDougall, the Independent candidate for Oban South and the Isles, elected to Argyll and Bute Council at the end of last week, has decided to join the Coalition for Progress announced on Sunday 6th May by SNP Leader, Councillor Roddy McCuish.
This brings the number of Councillors within the new coalition to 20, giving it a majority of 20-13 in a council of 36, as things currently stand.
The Dunoon ward, with 3 seats, goes to the polls on Thursday 10th May.
The coalition, widely welcomed from the outset, is growing daily in both strength and authority.
The decision tonight by Mr MacDougall – from Fionnphort – also gives the new coalition a majority of 7-1 in the Oban, Lorn and the Isles Area Committee.