18 Jan 2013

Following this week’s revelation that two Glasgow Labour Councillors, George Redmond and Jim Coleman, have been found guilty of ‘misconduct’ by the charity regulator, OSCR, Shettleston SNP MSP, John Mason, has referred Councillors Redmond and Coleman, as well as former Councillor Cathie McMaster, to the Public Standards Commissioner for a possible breach of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct.

Mr Mason also used his weekly video blog to call upon the Council to take action and remove Redmond and Coleman from boards and charities on which they represent Glasgow City Council.

Commenting on his complaint to the Standards Commission, the East End MSP said:

“Whilst OSCR have decided not to apply to the Court of Session to disqualify these individuals from acting as charity trustees in the future, I do feel that the actions of Councillor Redmond and Councillor Coleman may have breached certain aspects of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct and I have referred a complaint to the Standards Commission for investigation.

“Glasgow City Council needn’t just wait for a response to that complaint, though – they must now remove Redmond and Coleman from SPT, Clyde Gateway and Glasgow Community Safety Services.”