Scotland’s only openly-trans councillor quits frontline politics after ‘abuse’

Scotland’s only openly-trans councillor is quitting frontline politics after a “vicious and sustained string of abuse”.

Dundee councillor Gregor Murray said the decision was made for the good of the city’s SNP-led administration and their mental wellbeing.

In a letter to leader of the local authority John Alexander – which was posted on social media – they explained why they were standing down from position as convenor of the Children and Families Service Committee and as spokesperson for Equal Opportunities.

The councillor, who is gender non-binary and prefers the “they” pronoun, said: “As well as issues surrounding my personal life, I have also been subjected to a vicious and sustained string…


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