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GLASGOW DEFENDS APPOINTMENT OF WIFE OF EX LABOUR OFFICIAL

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Glasgow City Council defended the appointment of the former Labour party general secretary's wife to a council post...
Glasgow City Council defended the appointment of the former Labour party general secretary's wife to a council post, reported The Herald (6 June, p3).

The council denied that the appointment of Bridget McConnell as director of culture and leisure services was a female equivalent of 'jobs for the boys'.

Mrs McConnell, currently community services manager of Fife Council, was chosen on merit, according to John Brown, the council's head of public relations. 'Any other imputation is very unfair,' he said.

He added that Mrs McConnell came to Glasgow with a 'strong track record of very positive work in Fife'.

Her husband, Jack, resigned last month as Labour party general secretary in Scotland to set up a company to lobby the Scots parliament.
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