Aberdeen SNP leader Stephen Flynn has branded the actions of the city council's new ruling coalition "the worst of the worst".
A labour MSP married to one of the councillors suspended from the city council today said Kezia Dugdale was "right to follow the rules of the party".
The new leader of Aberdeenshire Council today said he is glad the local authority has managed to avoid "political spats" in contrast to its city counterpart.
A decision by the Labour party to go into coalition with the Tories has been branded a "stitch up".
Labour's national body has rejected an alliance with the Conservatives and independents at Aberdeen City Council, paving the way for the SNP to form a minority administration in Aberdeen today.
It became clear early on that the Conservatives were set to be the big winners in the local elections.
This year political geeks are preparing themselves for a highly unusual event – local and general elections being contested just weeks apart.