Thursday’s North Ayrshire Council Election saw the SNP take an additional four seats, making them the largest political group and putting them in poll position to form the local authority’s new administration.
It is expected the SNP will seek support from Independents to provide the overall majority the party needs to form an administration. However, it is unlikely a formal coalition would be formed and the Nationalists may need to take issues forward on a case-by-case basis.
the3towns also understands the SNP will need to appoint a new Group Leader after veteran councillor Matthew Brown (Irvine West) indicated he would be standing down from the position.
Full Three Towns results: