A Drumchapel and Anniesland councillor has resigned from her role amid claims the SNP-led city council is "nothing but a dictatorship".

In a Tweet thread, SNP councillor Elspeth Kerr announced her decision with a "heavy heart", adding that she could not "stand by a party that allows bullying and corruption of this nature".

Councillor Kerr claimed that she is "not bullied easily", however she wrote that council leader Susan Aitken "has tried at every opportunity".

She wrote: "Every time I tried to express my opinion I was silenced, I feel that my community was/silenced with me.

"I became a councillor to be a voice for my already silenced community not to be silenced more.

"Under previous administrations my community's needs went unmet and unheard. I hoped as part of the Glasgow SNP group I would be able to change that."

The Drumchapel and Anniesland representative said that although she will hand in her resignation to the SNP, she will "continue to work hard for the people of Ward 14".

Councillor Kerr will now stand as an independent councillor for the city's Ward 14.

Glasgow City Council could not comment "as it seems she is indicating she has resigned from the SNP rather than the council."

The SNP have been approached for comment.