Convention of Scottish Local Authorities
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Formed in 1975, COSLA exists to promote and protect the interests of the country's councils by providing a forum for discussion of matters of common concern. COSLA ascertains the views of member councils and communicates these to central government, other bodies and the public.
In 2015, four Labour-run local authorities (Aberdeen City Council, Glasgow City Council, Renfrewshire Council and South Lanarkshire Council) left COSLA to form a new organisation, the Scottish Local Government Partnership. They all rejoined in 2017.
- Council of European Municipalities and Regions
- Local Government Association, in England and Wales
- Welsh Local Government Association
- Hannan, Martin (6 March 2015). "Scotland's largest city council leaves Cosla". The National. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
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