Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council has welcomed the news that one of it’s former members is set to become leader of Midlothian Council.
Independent councillor Peter De Vink told the community council’s latest meeting that Councillor Catherine Johnstone (SNP) has been appointed leader of the SNP-led administration and should become council leader in due course, replacing Owen Thompson, who was last month elected as the new MP for Midlothian.
Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council leader Robert Hogg responded: “This is great news. Cath is a Mayfield lass and former member of our community council.
“I have known her for many years and I believe she will rise to the challenge of being council leader.”