SNP Councillor Mhairi Hunter turns away Govanhill residents from summit meeting

Let's Save Govanhill are today reporting that SNP Councillor Mhairi Hunter refused local residents entry to a Govanhill summit meeting attended by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

The meeting on 27th January was called to end the misery of Govanhill in Glasgow. The meeting took place in Nicola Sturgeon's local constituency office. Nicola Sturgeon represents Govanhill - an area with a bad name for criminals, bad landlords, slums and atrocious environmental conditions.

A spokesperson for Let’s Save Govanhill, Fiona Jordan, said she and another local resident were turned away by ward SNP Councillor Mhairi Hunter.

Fiona Jordan said:
"We have been calling for a summit meeting for two years and only saw this meeting advertised on Facebook. However we took the view that a meeting with a local community police officer and a supervisor in the cleansing department were not going to solve the problems in Govanhill and saw this as a pre-election publicity campaign ploy."
Ms Jordan continued:

"We noted that members of the public who do not live in the area were invited to represent local people and therefore we went along as residents and asked to be allowed to see proceedings, however the opportunity to put forward serious concerns and proposals for improvements were denied by Nicola Sturgeon, on the grounds that there was no room despite several apologies from invited guests like Labour Leader of Glasgow City Council Frank McAveety."
You can read more on the Let's Save Govanhill website.

SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
  • Alfie Baron

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.