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Steven Purcell

Steven Purcell

Analysis: Bitter taste of past scandal may never quite go away

IT may now be six months since Steven Purcell quit office, but the former Glasgow City Council leader still has a long way to go before time heals the wounds he opened up with his party following the events of March.

Glasgow's new leader lays it on the line

"I DON'T think I fit the bill of a hard-nosed, street-fighting sort of Glasgow Labour politician," declares Gordon Matheson quietly.

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Labour denies any part in new job for former council leader

THE Labour Party last night denied any involvement in a new job handed to disgraced former Glasgow council leader Steven Purcell.

Purcell starts on road to redemption

THE former leader of Scotland's largest local authority is to return to public life following his high-profile resignation earlier this year.

Steven Purcell case still active – police

POLICE have denied reports that Steven Purcell, the disgraced former leader of Glasgow City Council, is to escape charges.

Purcell rules out return to political life

FORMER Glasgow City Council leader Steven Purcell has admitted there is "no chance" of a return to frontline politics after publicly admitting taking cocaine.

Steven Purcell is questioned by police in drugs probe

FORMER Glasgow City Council leader Steven Purcell was questioned by police yesterday as they continued to investigate his admission of drug use.

Glasgow votes in new leader … but Steven Purcell scandal refuses to disappear

COUNCILLORS in Glasgow have elected a new leader and hope the move will put an end to the recent revelations of sleaze and scandal which followed the resignation of former boss Steven Purcell.

Police probe Steven Purcell on 'drugs and corruption'

SHAMED former Glasgow Council leader Steven Purcell was last night at the heart of a full-scale criminal investigation.

SNP plays 'Purcell card' as criminal links and cover-up claims keep scandal flames burning

MORE allegations have emerged about potential links between disgraced Glasgow City Council leader Steven Purcell and criminals.

The Purcell files: Ten-month delay in revealing full truth of drug quiz

NEW documents released by Glasgow City Council have confirmed that former leader Steven Purcell was asked by police about a blackmail attempt involving an alleged videotape of him taking drugs.

Steven Purcell's old allies block independent probe into … themselves

GLASGOW councillors have vetoed demands for an independent investigation into events surrounding the controversial departure of leader Stephen Purcell.

Cocaine, suicide, blackmail and me, by Steven Purcell

STEVEN Purcell has confessed he took cocaine and contemplated suicide in the run-up to his dramatic resignation as the leader of Glasgow City Council.

'I took cocaine': Former Glasgow Council chief Steven Purcell admits drug use

THE former leader of Scotland's biggest local authority today admitted he had used cocaine.

Jim Murphy leaps to defence of Glasgow in wake of 'tragedy'

GLASGOW is still a city to be proud of despite the "personal tragedy" of former council leader Steven Purcell, the Scottish Secretary said yesterday.

Jim Murphy defends Glasgow in wake of Steven Purcell scandal

SCOTTISH Secretary Jim Murphy has defended Glasgow as a city to be proud of despite the "personal tragedy" of former council leader Steven Purcell.

Purcell linked to donor who won £20m in contracts

NICOLA Sturgeon's accusations over a "culture of secrecy" in the Labour Party in Scotland came as more damaging revelations emerged about some of Steven Purcell's business dealings during his time as leader of Glasgow City Council.

SNP forces Purcell meeting

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

Gordon Brown linked to Steven Purcell's fall

QUESTIONS were asked yesterday over how much Prime Minister Gordon Brown knew about former Glasgow council leader Steven Purcell's woes before his fall from grace.

Labour urged to return £2,000 donation from Purcell quango

THE Scottish Labour Party is under intense pressure to return a £2,000 donation from a quango created by former Glasgow council leader Steven Purcell.

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