Sunday, August 15, 2010
Labour Councillor - Sexual Harrasment
A MARRIED city councillor has been arrested over claims he acted inappropriately towards a female colleague.
Gilbert Davidson - who represents Glasgow's North East ward - was charged by police after allegedly leaving a suggestive voicemail on former Lord Provost Liz Cameron's mobile phone.
Glasgow's North East ward - was charged by police after allegedly leaving a suggestive voicemail on former Lord Provost Liz Cameron's mobile phone.
The alleged proposition was said to have been made as the pair campaigned at a by-election in Drumchapel last year.
Davidson was charged with a breach of the peace on Monday. Cameron reported the incident last month.
She went to the police after another female councillor, Ruth Black, went public with claims that Davidson had groped her.
Now he has been kicked out of the Labour Party Now he has been kicked out of the Labour Party while they carry out their own enquiry.
A spokesman for the Scottish Labour Party said: "Councillor Gilbert Davidson has been suspended from the Labour group on Glasgow City Council with immediate effect.
"As a police investigation is now ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further."
Strathclyde Police said: "We can confirm that a 67-year-old man has been arrested and charged with an alleged breach of the peace.
"A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."
Glasgow City Council too said it would be inappropriate for them to comment.