Obituary – Alistair Watson, Glasgow Labour councillor.

Glasgow Labour councillor. An appreciation by Frank McAveety

THE Labour councillor Alistair Watson, who has died suddenly from a heart attack aged 59, was a formidable presence in Glasgow City Chambers – not just in a physical sense but in terms of experience and knowledge of the workings of local government.

Alistair had represented the Cardonald Ward since local government re-organisation in 1995 and served in a range of roles in the Labour group from heading up land and environmental services to his final role as business manager for the Labour administration before the recent 2017 council election.

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