Move to set up Midlothian police forum

Efforts to set up a Midlothian Police and Fire and Rescue Board have failed to win cross party support.

With the board coming fully into affect on April 1 next year, moves to form an interim ‘shadow’ board were proposed at a meeting of the full council last week.

However the opposition Labour group has refused to confirm whether or not it will take up two available positions.

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