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Council meets on Purcell decision

Steven Purcell
Steven Purcell resigned from the council citing stress and exhaustion

Glasgow City Council is to hold a meeting to discuss the circumstances surrounding the resignation of former leader Steven Purcell.

The SNP group on the council called for the meeting, saying serious questions remained about the administration's conduct under Mr Purcell's leadership.

The meeting must be held by 1 April. Mr Purcell resigned on 2 March, citing stress and exhaustion as the cause.

Since then there have been allegations about his personal life.

But Mr Purcell's spokesman has denied he was treated for "a drug problem".

The decision to hold the special meeting comes days after SNP Glasgow East MP John Mason asked Strathclyde Police to investigate allegations reported in the media since Mr Purcell's resignation.

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