Saturday, September 7, 2013

Controversial Labour Councillor Sohan Singh has been charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice, currently suspended by the Labour Party, since entering public office; his tenure has been dogged by scandal

Dear All

It seems that the long running saga of Scottish Labour Councillor Sohan Singh appears to have no end.

In politics, we generally all hope that people we elect to public office will do right by us and the area they represent.

You can be an arse before entering public office, an arse in public office and an arse after you leave, however, while in public office, you have to abide by the Nolan Principles of Standards in public life.

No one is perfect.

Sohan Singh has blotted his copybook which led to me dubbing him the first Labour Councillor of Shame of the new 2012 Glasgow intake.

He should resign; he has entered politics and not put his affairs in order, this will impact on his ability to be a Labour Councillor.

The latest news is that he is currently suspended by the Labour Party.

And you can add to that he has appeared in court charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He is of course innocent until proven guilty, but allowing himself to get into this position is a sign of bad judgment; and bad judgment that Labour chose him in the first place!

How many chances has he been given?

Glasgow Councillor Sohan Singh appeared on petition at the city's Sheriff Court 10 days ago, along with another man, Mahesh Sharda. This story will certainly attract attention as he has a history of making the news for all the wrong reasons.

Mr Singh was only elected to Glasgow City Council in May 2012, his tenure so far has been a PR disaster for Labour; sometimes it is better to cut people loose.

Councillor Singh made no plea or declaration and has been bailed, likewise, Mr Sharda was similarly bailed after making no plea or declaration.

His current suspension from Scottish Labour is not related to his Glasgow Sheriff Court appearance on August 28 which cannot be any comfort to the voters of Glasgow North East.

Gordon 'free dinners' Matheson should have a quiet word, if that doesn't work then a less than quiet word maybe called for.

Simply put either do the job right and in good faith or clear out.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University 

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