By a Newsnet reporter
BBC Scotland has reported that Glasgow Labour leader Gordon Matheson has apologised after being caught committing a sex act on another man in public.
Mr Matheson was apparently apprehended by police as he performed the act in a car and the matter was reported to the procurator fiscal, however it has emerged that the Labour councillor will not face charges.
According to Herald journalist Gerry Braiden, the Glasgow Council leader has admitted to an affair and says he has not lived up to his own standards and his partner deserves better.
The scandal is the latest to rock the Glasgow Labour party after Matheson replaced disgraced former leader Steven Purcell who resigned after admitting to using cocaine.
The full details of Mr Matheson’s alleged discretion have yet to be made public. However, if true, it will become the latest in a series of scandals to hit the ruling Labour group.
Under the Labour party, Glasgow Council has been rocked by a series of scandals and accusations of corruption. Labour party members have faced police investigations into alleged drug dealing, sexual harassment and corruption.
There have also been revelations of public funds ending up in party coffers and lucrative contracts being awarded to Labour party donors.
Gordon Matheson now faces a fight to see if his own career can be saved or if he will follow the same path as his predecessor Steven Purcell, who was forced to resign in disgrace.