Podcast: The new broom at Scotland’s biggest city council


Susan Aitken, the woman taking charge of Glasgow, arrived in the Newsnet studio to reflect on her first week at the helm of a council that has been run by Labour for more than 40 years.

Derek Bateman

Elected as an SNP councillor just five years ago, she finds herself now running a minority administration at Glasgow City Chambers, having finally wrested control from Labour. Now Aitken and colleagues hope to implement an ambitious programme of improvements and tackle key issues – social, economic and environmental – facing the city.

She joined podcast host Derek Bateman and Glasgow based journalist and producer Maurice Smith to discuss the task ahead.

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