SNP leader ready to deal with Labor at Glasgow City Chambers

The Glasgow City Council SNP leader said she would be open to a deal with Labor if no party emerges with a majority after next month’s election.

Susan Aitken said she would be “happy” to have a talk with Labor “for the good of the city”.

When asked if she would be willing to work with Labor in a coalition, she replied: ‘We would be willing to have discussions. I think it’s less likely that I have to say [than one with the Greens].

“Anas Sarwar said Labor would not make any deal with the SNP. I think it’s very stupid, I must say.

She was asked if she would prefer a deal with Labor or the Greens.

“I think it’s a bit early to tell. But what I would say is that we worked with all parties on the council on a vote-by-vote basis. We lost very few votes over the past five years,” she said.

“And that’s because we’ve worked to build consensus and build a coalition around our program and our policies because we believe those are the right things for the city and we’ve been able to do that largely through our relationship. working with the Greens on the budgets, in particular the last three budgets that we have prepared, have been very constructive.

“It’s been very mature. It’s not that we don’t have sticking points. We do, but we worked on those for the good of the city.

“I think we would be more than happy to continue having these conversations with our fellow Greens.

“If our Labor colleagues were willing to have constructive and mature conversations about how we are moving forward for the good of the city, we would be happy to have those conversations with them as well.

“Whether they’re in that space or not, I’m not sure. It’s up to them to decide.

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