SCOTTISH Labour councillors who were suspended from the party for teaming up with the Tories have been given Conservative membership forms by the SNP.

Nicola Sturgeon's party has sent the forms to mark two years since nine ­Aberdeen ­councillors were suspended by Labour for forming an administration with the Tory group against the orders of the then-leader Kezia Dugdale.

A Scottish Labour election pledge said there would be no such deal with the Tories.

The so-called “Aberdeen nine” are still waiting for a conclusion of a ­disciplinary procedure from Labour’s National Constitutional Committee.

But Stephen Flynn, leader of the SNP group on the council, advised them to just join the Tories.

He said: “They’ve worked hand in hand with the Tories to force through £150million of cuts – from educational psychologists to school transport budgets – hammering those people who need support the most.

“With the Labour ­leadership silent and ­inactive on the issue I don’t think it would really surprise anyone if these councillors formally joined their chums in the Tory party.”

But Jennifer Laing – one of the suspended councillors, who sits as co-leader of ­Aberdeen City Council – said: “It is difficult to take the SNP seriously when they continually vote with the Tories against Labour’s policies to protect the vulnerable, the poor and the disabled in the Scottish Parliament.”

The agreement kept Labour in power in Aberdeen despite coming third in last May’s council elections, losing eight seats.

It left the SNP, which had won the largest share of the vote and highest number of 19 seats, in opposition. The Tories won 11 seats.

Labour also retained key positions in the council leadership including the post of council leader.