Susan Aitken
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Susan Aitken


Susan Aitken
ConstituencyLangside
Leader of Glasgow City Council

18 May 2017
Frank McAveety
Councillor for Langside (Ward 7)

3 May 2012
Leader of SNP Group

March 2014
Graeme Hendry
Personal details
BornNovember 1971
Biggar, Scotland
NationalityBritish
Political partyScottish National Party
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow, Strathclyde University

Susan Aitken is a Scottish National Party politician who is the leader of Glasgow City Council and the leader of the SNP group. She has been a councillor for the Langside ward since 2012.

Political career

Aitken was elected to represent the ward of Langside in the 2012 Glasgow City Council election.[1] In March 2014, she was made leader of the SNP Group at Glasgow City Council following the resignation of Graeme Hendry.[2] She is also the SNP's Local Government Convener.[3]

She was re-elected as a councillor at the 2017 Glasgow City Council election where the SNP became the largest party.[4]

Aitken took office as leader of the SNP-led administration on 9 May 2017, formally appointed as such on 18 May 2017,[5] and immediately wrote to COSLA on behalf of Glasgow City Council, seeking to rejoin.[6]

On 19 January 2019, Councillor Aitken reached an historic agreement in the long-running dispute over equal pay at Glasgow City council, an issue previously ignored by previous Scottish Labour administrations, [7][8] after workers took part in industrial action with support of the GMB and Unison unions.

References

  1. ^ Paterson, Stewart (16 May 2012). "Recount upholds election outcome". Evening Times. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Susan Aitken to lead Glasgow SNP group". BBC News. 18 March 2014. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Jamieson, David (18 March 2017). "SNP say "transformative" plans for local elections will survive #ScotRef polarisation". CommonSpace. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Glasgow City Council's new SNP leader Susan Aitken 'open to coalition deal'". The Herald. 6 May 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Glasgow City Council on Twitter". Twitter. Glasgow City Council. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Braiden, Gerry (9 May 2017). "Glasgow rejoining local government fold as new SNP leadership makes break with past". The Herald. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ Women win 12-year equal pay battle with Glasgow city council, The Guardian, 17 January 2019
  8. ^ Glasgow City Council sends women equal pay settlement offers, BBC News, 22 May 2019

External links

  • profile on Glasgow City Council website

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