A North-east councillor who was elected under a week ago has resigned with immediate effect.
Sandy Cooper, who represented the Elgin City North ward, tendered his resignation in a letter to Moray Council’s chief executive, Roddy Burns, earlier today.
In his letter, Mr Cooper said: “After careful consideration, I wish to tender my resignation as councillor for Elgin City North ward. I apologise most sincerely for the great inconvenience and cost which this will involve.
“I am most grateful for the help, advice and assistance given by so many members of your staff during my training.
“I wish Moray Council every success in the future.”
Mr Cooper, whose nomination papers contained no party or political affiliation, was elected at stage four of the contest for Elgin City North.