From the Herald
The disgraced former leader of Glasgow City Council helped arrange access to a top official for two Labour-supporting developers who later gave him a job.
Ex-Labour boss Steven Purcell helped tee up meetings between the pair’s lawyer and the council’s chief executive, and asked a second senior official to examine their business proposals.
Last week the duo, Allan Stewart and Stephen McKenna, announced they had given Purcell a post with their charitable foundation.
The businessmen are behind several housing projects in and around Glasgow. In 2007, shortly after the council agreed to pay them £1.7 million for a plot of land, one of their firms gave £5000 to Scottish Labour.