UPDATE: The motion was struck down before going to a vote. You can read the full story here.  

CONSERVATIVE councillors are bidding to unseat the SNP leader of Glasgow city council today with a motion of no confidence. 

The vote on Susan Aitken's position was to be taken today, according to a statement released by city Tories. 

They accuse the council leader of having "completely failed to listen to concerns about the state of Glasgow's rubbish-strewn streets".

Ms Aitken was blasted by opposition politicians following an interview on STV, where she admitted Glasgow was in need of a "spruce up" ahead of COP26. 

Asked directly if she agreed the streets were “filthy”, the SNP council leader replied: “I don’t think that everywhere in the city is filthy."

A statement released on social media by Conservative group councillors read: "Glasgow needs fresh leadership. That is why the Glasgow Conservatives believe it is the right time to table this no confidence motion, ahead of the eyes of the world being on our city as world leaders arrive for COP26.

"Most Glaswegians would be embarrassed at welcoming world leaders and other dignitaries, including the Queen and the Pope, to our city while it is so filthy."

Glasgow city council has repeatedly insisted have increased in real terms in recent years. 

The local authority was approached for further comment.