The Scotsman (p1) reports that a row over foreign trips by councillors is set to split the Labour group that runs G...
The Scotsman (p1) reports that a row over foreign trips by councillors is set to split the Labour group that runs Glasgow City Council. Senior party members in the authority are said to be furious that the deputy lord provost, Alex Mosson, has signed up for a trip to Sardinia while national officials investigate allegations of 'junkets for votes'.
The Scotsman goes on to say that Mosson, in his role as the convener of environmental services, will attend a five-day conference at the taxpayers' expense. He will participate in discussions on the development of landfill sites. The trip is costing around£2,000. The Scotsman understands that the council's 76-member Labour group is divided over the decision. The 17-strong group of former regional councillors opposed the move.
Council leader Bob Gould is quoted: 'The decision by the Labour group to sent Mosson to Sardinia was taken under the right and proper criteria.' The Labour party is about to publish its report into claims that councillors offered their support to senior colleagues in return for expensive foreign trips.