Minister attacks city council leadership

THE SNP has launched an attack on Glasgow’s Labour-run leadership ahead of May’s local elections.

SNP has announced that it sees leadership change at Scotland’s largest local authority as a winnable target in the coming election.

The criticism of Labour’s tenure leading the council came at the weekend from local government minister, Derek Mackay, who told the party’s spring conference that they would be fielding a record 600 candidates for the Scottish elections.

He said: “The antics of the Labour leadership at Glasgow city council are beyond the pale.

“And anyone can conclude that Glasgow’s Labour leadership are not fit for purpose.

“For the first time we will be fielding candidates in all 32 local authorities in Scotland.

“We will not take a good election result for granted, we will fight for every vote, every community and every council”.