Midlothian Councillor is hushed

“Bored to tears” at a crunch budget meeting, a Labour councillor burst into song during a speech by a political rival.

Peter Boyes decided to test his vocal range as Councillor Cath Johnstone (SNP) was speaking about Welfare Reforms.

The bizarre moment came midway through a tense meeting at which the SNP administration approved its budget for 2013/14.

Provost Joe Wallace (SNP) threatened to have Councillor Boyes removed from the Council Chamber if he carried on singing.

Read full story in the December 27 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.