Glasgow city council administration announced

THE administration team of Glasgow city council has been confirmed, with councillor Gordon Matheson re-elected as leader.

The city’s 79 councillors met for the first time today (Thursday) following the May 3 election.

Councillor Sadie Docherty, representing Linn, has been named as the city’s new lord provost, while Langside’s councillor Archie Graham takesd the roles of deputy leader and executive member for the Commonwealth Games.

Other appointments include Paul Rooney as treasurer, Stephen Curran (Newlands/Auldburn) as executive member for education and young people, Liz Cameron for jobs and economy, Matt Kerr for social car and Jim Coleman for sustainability and transport.

Councillor George Ryan, meanwhile, is executive member for personnel, bailie Aileen Colleran executive member for communities and Alistair Watson is business manager.

Re-elected leader Gordon Matheson said: “I’m in the fortunate position of being able to draw from a large group of talented people.

“I’m also clear on what our priorities are – education, support for the vulnerable, jobs and the economy, and the environment.

“With a talented team of individuals in these key posts in my administration, we’ll deliver on these priorities and get the job done for the people of Glasgow”.

Meanwhile southsider councillor Docherty commented: “I’m thrilled to be elected as lord provost. It’s a great honour – especially at a time when Glasgow is flourishing.

“In two years’ time, the city will host the Commonwealth Games. They represent a huge opportunity for Glasgow, especially in terms of the social and economic benefits and lasting legacy they will leave for the people of this city.

“This is the biggest event the city is likely to ever stage and I’m really looking forward to my role of showcasing Glasgow to the world”.