A Glasgow councillor has had his council facebook page taken over by his wife to reveal he has left her for another councillor.

Alex Wilson, SNP councillor for Cardonald, had his page altered with a message scrawled across his official council photo branding him a “cheater” and “adulterer”.

His wife said he had told her he was leaving her to move in with SNP colleague Mandy Morgan and her children.

She said the couple had recently returned from the USA on holiday to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Mrs Wilson told our sister paper the Herald “I am absolutely devastated. This came completely out of the blue. I don’t know how I’ll cope financially or how I’ll keep a roof over the kids heads.”

Despite the country being under lockdown measures on the orders of the Scottish Government, Counillor Wilson has apparently moved out of one household and into another

Mrs Wilson added: “He told me he was leaving me to go live with her as they’ve been planning it since January. We’ve been together since I was 13, he was 20. It’s our 20th wedding anniversary this August.”

Mrs Wilson said she was now left with financial worries and a dog that she recently bought for him as a birthday gift.

She added said: “I’m now saddled with a £5,000 loan for his birthday holiday, a huge mortgage and the usual bills.

“I need to find another job too which won’t be easy in this climate as I can’t be out every night and leave the kids at home.

“I also bought him a French Bulldog puppy in November as part of his birthday and to cheer him up as he had just lost his dad.

“Alex always wanted a frenchie. He walked out and left Stanley behind too.”

A source close to councillors Wilson and Morgan said: “This is a personal matter where considerable pain and hurt has been caused to a number of people.

“They will all need time and space to work this through. They’ve all got to make sure the interests of the children who are involved are protected.”

Alex Wilson was elected as a councillor in 2017 and is the convenor of the Licensing Committee.

Mr Wilson was not available to comment.


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