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> Steven Purcell: Glasgow In Crisis, Could leader's downfall damage city?
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post 4th Jun 2010, 06:11am
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Steven Purcell quizzed over cocaine claims

The former leader of Glasgow City Council has been questioned by police over his admission that he had used illegal drugs.

Strathclyde Police said Steven Purcell, 37, attended an interview "voluntarily" at a police station in the city.

The interview was to assist with an "ongoing criminal inquiry", the force said. ...

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgo...st/10234591.stm

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Councillor linked to Purcell scandal is suspended after financial inquiry

A councillor embroiled in allegations of drugs and cronyism linked to former leader Steven Purcell has been suspended by the Labour Party and funding to her gay and lesbian centre axed after serious financial irregularities were uncovered.

The suspension of Ruth Black follows a meeting with the new leader of Glasgow City Council, Gordon Matheson, who removed the Labour whip from her after the authority’s internal auditors uncovered a raft of financial irregularities at the Castro Centre ...

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