An SNP candidate and former leader of Aberdeen City Council today branded Labour’s behaviour “shameful” for agreeing to support the Tory party.
It comes after Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale said the party would only enter into coalitions with anti-austerity parties.
Callum McCaig, SNP candidate for Aberdeen South former Aberdeen City Council leader, said: “This is absolutely shameful behaviour from Labour.
“They can no longer call themselves a party that supports public services, given this anti-democratic pact with a right-wing Tory party obsessed with austerity and cuts.
“People across Aberdeen and the rest of Scotland now know where Labour’s priorities lie – they put jumping into bed with the Tories ahead of any principle.”
In last month’s election the SNP won 19 seats but the Labour party has signed a pact to support the Conservative party.
Mr McCaig added: “The SNP won this local election in Aberdeen decisively, yet we face being locked out of office by a Labour party that is now committed to cutting public services rather than engaging with our progressive programme to improve people’s lives across Aberdeen.
“Now more than ever, it is vital to have strong SNP voices standing up for Scotland.
“Only then can we protect Scotland from the dangers of an unopposed Tory government at Westminster.”