Who's In Whose Pocket In Glasgow?

My 2021 post about 'Who's In Whose Pocket in Glasgow?' needs updating, but it does highlight a common practice whereby MSPs, Scottish Ministers and MPs recruit local councillors to work in their offices - even when some of the councillors involved already have full-time, well-paid council jobs.  

No wonder Scottish local government has lost its once powerful voice. 

 

Who's In Whose Pocket In Glasgow? (January 21, 2022)

Glasgow City Council's 'Register of Interests' records information about councillors' remuneration although few councillors bother even to explain their own council salaries never mind details of other paid employment.    

The entries in this blog post now need updating, but the details were recorded from the GCC register which was in force in prior to the council elections in May 2021. 

Lots of information is deliberately not included in the register, such as the time councillors spend working for other MSPs and MPs, but it makes very interesting reading nonetheless.

The current minimum salary for a part-time, backbench councillor is £18,604 which is two-thirds of a notional full-time rate of £27,906.

Senior councillors are paid enhanced, full-time salaries because of their additional responsibilities including the Glasgow council leader who is paid a salary of £55,817.


1) Cllr Alexander Belic

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Employed by Alison Thewliss MP

Alison Thewliss — Scottish National Party


2) Cllr Eva Bolander

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Employed by:

Carol Monaghan MP 

SNP MP who took refuge in police safe house demands tougher action against  sexist abuse online - Daily Record

Sandra White MSP (now retired)

Sandra White (@SandraWhiteSNP) / Twitter


3) Cllr Graham Campbell

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Employed by:

Anne McLaughlin MP

Election result records tumble as Anne McLaughlin wins biggest swing in  Glasgow North East - Mirror Online


4) Cllr Christina Cannon

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Employed by:

Humza Yousaf MSP and Scottish Minister

Anne McLaughlin MP

Election result records tumble as Anne McLaughlin wins biggest swing in  Glasgow North East - Mirror Online

Ivan McKee and Scottish Minister

Kirsten Oswald

Kirsten Oswald - Wikipedia


5) Cllr Allan Casey

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Employed by:

Ivan McKee MSP and Scottish Minister

Anne McLaughlin MP

Election result records tumble as Anne McLaughlin wins biggest swing in  Glasgow North East - Mirror Online


6) Cllr Annette Christie

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Employed by:

Anne McLaughlin MP

Election result records tumble as Anne McLaughlin wins biggest swing in  Glasgow North East - Mirror Online

Ivan McKee MSP and Scottish Minister


7) Cllr Laura Doherty

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Employed by:

Margaret Ferrier MP

Margaret Ferrier 'struggling' to recruit staff after posting four job  adverts in 2 months | HeraldScotland


8) Michelle Ferns (now ALBA)

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Employed by:

Natalie McGarry MP

Shamed ex-SNP MP Natalie McGarry to fight her 18-month jail term over £25K  fraud

David Linden MP

David Linden MP | Member of Parliament for Glasgow East


9) Cllr Mhairi Hunter

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Employed by:

Nicola Sturgeon MSP and Scottish Minister


10) Cllr Ruari Kelly

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Employed by:

Anne McLaughlin MP

Election result records tumble as Anne McLaughlin wins biggest swing in  Glasgow North East - Mirror Online


11) Cllr Jennifer Leyden

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Employed by:

Humza Yousaf MSP and Scottish Minister


12) Cllr David Turner 

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Employed by:

David Linden MP

David Linden MP | Member of Parliament for Glasgow East

Stewart McDonald MP

Stewart Malcolm McDonald

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