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Council Leader Adam McVey continues to break all sorts of traditions at the City Chambers, and the next one (after his reluctance to wear a tie to formal meetings…) to be shattered is that he will be taking paternity leave later this month.

He and his partner will become dads for the first time to ‘two amazing boys’.

Adam told The Edinburgh Reporter : “I’m very excited that my family is expanding later this month as we become dads for the first time to 2 amazing boys. I’ll soon be taking adoption leave to start the hardest and most rewarding job I’ll ever have. I’m acutely aware of my duty to the people of Edinburgh and I look forward to returning to City Chambers to continue delivering the change our future generations demand of us.

“In the meantime, I’ll be asking Council to approve cover arrangements while I’m on six weeks of adoption leave to cover my responsibilities, I’m confident our Council can demonstrate that we can be a modern, normal workplace. I’d like to thank my colleagues, family and friends for their support as we enter this exciting new chapter of our lives.”

Council Leader Adam McVey

Councillor McVey who was born in Paisley is the youngest ever leader of The City of Edinburgh Council. He leads the SNP Group in a coalition with the Labour Group.