The SNP leader of Glasgow City Council said she would be open to a deal with Labour if no party emerges with a majority after the election next month.

Susan Aitken, said she would be “happy” to have a conversation with Labour “ for the good of the city”.

Asked whether she would be open to working with Labour in a coalition, she said: “We would be open to having discussions. I think it is less likely I’ve got to say [than one with the Greens].

“Anas Sarwar has said Labour won’t do any deals with the SNP. I think that is very foolish I’ve got to say.”

She was asked if she would prefer a deal with Labour or the Greens.

“I think it is a bit early to say. But what I would say is that we have worked with all parties in the council on a vote by vote basis. We have lost very few votes over the past five years,” she said.

“And it is because we have worked to build consensus and to build a coalition around our programme and our policies because we think they are the right things for the city and we have largely been able to do that our working relationship with the Greens on the budgets, particularly the past three budgets we have done has been very constructive.

“It’s been very mature. It’s not that we don’t have areas of disagreement. We do but we’ve worked through those for the good of the city.

“I think we would be more than happy to continue to have those conversations with our Green colleagues.

“If our Labour colleagues were up for something constructive, mature conversations about how we move forward for the good of the city, then we would be happy to have those conversations with them too.

“Whether they are in that space or not, I’m not sure. It’s up to them.”