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Orkney Councillors Remove Voting Rights of Unelected Religious Representatives

Firth Primary School beside the Bay of Firth with the Old Primary school in the distance

Councillor John Ross Scott, stressed that they were not asking for the removal of religious representatives from the committee. For Fairness and Equality, he said, they should have an advisory role, as the teacher reps do, but without voting rights. No one who is unaccountable to the electorate, he continued, should be able to vote on council policy. He added that spiritual care was extremely important.