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Trump councillor to join Greens

Debra Storr
Debra Storr said the Greens supported human rights at Menie

An Aberdeenshire councillor at the centre of a row with the Trump Organisation is to join the Scottish Green Party.

Ellon councillor Debra Storr was one of those who opposed Donald Trump's £1bn golf resort plans at Menie.

She said Green MSPs had been clear about supporting the human rights of residents at Menie.

Her fellow former Lib Dem councillor Martin Ford also joined the Scottish Greens earlier this year.

She will continue to serve on the council as an Independent.

The US tycoon's proposal for two championship golf courses, 950 holiday homes and 500 houses were rejected by an Aberdeenshire Council committee before being called in by the Scottish government, who approved it.

The Trump Organisation is still trying to buy homes it wants as part of the project, but the owners have been refusing to sell. Compulsory purchase orders could eventually be considered.



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