Malcolm Cunning has been elected as the new Glasgow Labour Group leader.

Mr Cunning, councillor for the Linn Ward takes over from Frank McAveety who announced his intention to stand down earlier this year. 

His deputy will be Eva Murray who is taking over from Archie Graham.

Mr Cunning, who defeated Martin McElroy in the contest, said: “I am honoured and grateful that my fellow Labour councillors have placed their trust in me to step up as Leader of our group.

"It is less than two years until the next Council election and Glasgow desperately needs an administration that stands up for our city and our communities. Labour in Glasgow will always put our city first and pursue policies made in Glasgow, for Glasgow.

Ms Murray said: “It is an honour to be elected as Depute Leader of the Glasgow Labour Group. Glasgow has been let down badly by this SNP administration. Time after time, they have sided with the Scottish Government, while they make devastating cuts instead of fighting for a fair deal for the people of Glasgow.

 “I want to pay tribute and thank both Frank and Archie for all the work they have done in leading our group both in administration and in opposition. I have always been appreciative of their support and encouragement since being elected before that, as a young member in Glasgow."