Responding to news that Johann Lamont is presiding over a “dysfunctional” local party in her Pollok constituency, SNP MSP James Dornan says Glasgow deserves better.
News reports today reveal seven of the nine Labour councillors in the new Labour leader’s Pollok seat have been deemed unelectable for this May’s local elections.
Mr Dornan, SNP MSP for Glasgow Cathcart, said: “Increasingly, the people of Glasgow are fed up the Labour Party, never mind their squabbling factions. This just shows how much Labour have taken Scotland and Glasgow for granted for too long.
"It also begs the question; if the new Labour leader presides over a dysfunctional local party, how can she provide leadership at a national level?
“With just four months before the next local council elections Labour’s internal problems are piling up and Glasgow deserves so much better.
“While Labour fight amongst themselves, the SNP will fight for the priorities of people in Glasgow, delivering the jobs and investment that the city deserves.”