A ninth Labour councillor in Glasgow has left the party. Councillor Ellen Hurcombe, who represents Canal ward, joined rival party Glasgow First
this evening. Labour now has just 38 councillors in Glasgow City Council against 41 representing opposition parties.
Councillor Tommy Morrison, leader of Glasgow First said:
"I am absolutely delighted that yet another councillor has decided to join Glasgow First, putting the citizens of Glasgow before party politics and fighting for Glaswegians."
A spokesman for Glasgow Labour responded:
"Being a Labour councillor is not a job for life, and Labour Party members in Glasgow made difficult decisions about who would and would not go forward for election. We wish Ellen all the best for the future."