Alex Salmond, First Minister, is looking to capitalise on the SNP electoral success in Glasgow to target next year's local council elections, where he wants to see the SNP take control of Glasgow City Council for the first time in history. He was out and about in Glasgow yesterday, where he visited Dalmarnock to show support for local people against the demolition of the Accord Centre to make way for a Commonwealth Games development. Mr Salmond believes that recent events in Dalmarnock, site of the athletes' village for Glasgow 2014, are damaging the reputation of the event.
Salmond throws down the gauntlet in Glasgow
18 May 2011
Alex Salmond has thrown down the gauntlet to Labour in its Glasgow heartland by staking his claim to control the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
As Mr Salmond prepared to be elected as First Minister today, he fired the first shot in what will be a year-long SNP campaign to wrest control of the city’s council from the Labour Party.
Eyebrows were raised yesterday after Mr Salmond, during a visit to the city, took the unusual step of speaking out against plans to demolish a local authority care centre to make way for a Commonwealth Games development. ...
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