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The former leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council, Ivor Hyslop, has said that the "cowardice and lack of moral fibre" of seven councillors who resigned ahead of his own decision to step down will not be forgotten.
Labour Group Leader Ronnie Nicholson is taking up the new position of leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Labour group leader Ronnie Nicholson is the new leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Former leader Ivor Hyslop today stepped down after declaring the Conservative SNP coalition had no mandate.
It follows the resignations of seven Conservative councillors.
Labour and the SNP have now formed a ruling coalition.