ALBA candidate Michelle Ferns has been removed from Glasgow council committees after quitting the SNP.

The Shettleston councillor had served as the city convener for workforce, but Cllr Allan Casey was appointed to that role at a meeting yesterday.

Ms Ferns’ decision to join Alex Salmond’s new party was announced on Monday.

She is standing on the Glasgow list at the Holyrood elections next month.

Mr Casey will also replace Ms Ferns on the city administration committee, senior officers committee and workforce board.

The pair will be replaced on the general purposes city policy committee by returning councillor David Turner, who won a recent by-election in Baillieston, and council leader Susan Aitken.

Ms Ferns has also been removed from the neighbourhoods, housing and public realm city policy committee.

After announcing her decision to join Alba, Ms Ferns said she wanted to “help deliver a supermajority for independence”.

“I would be honoured to be a strong working-class voice within the party delivering for the people of Glasgow,” she added.

Mr Salmond said the councillor would “be a great representative for the city of Glasgow” and that she is a “strong advocate for social justice and women in the city”.