Aberdeen councillor to be asked to resign after sex assault conviction
Aberdeen City Council has instructed its chief executive to call on a councillor convicted of sexual assault to resign.
Former deputy provost Alan Donnelly resigned from the Scottish Conservatives after being found guilty of kissing and touching a man.
He was then removed from all council committees, but remains a councillor.
The group leaders on the Urgent Business Committee agreed on Thursday he should step down.
- Council could face leadership reshuffle
- Sexual assault councillor removed from committees
- Sex assault councillor resigns from Conservatives
- Former deputy provost guilty of sexual assault
It was also agreed that, should the councillor quit by 6 January, a special meeting should be called as soon as possible after that date to consider how re-allocate committee places at the authority.
The Conservative, Labour and independent coalition had held power with a majority of one before Donnelly resigned from the party.
Donnelly was convicted of sexual assault at Aberdeen Sheriff Court last Friday following a three-day trial.
One of the victim's supervisors said he had been "trembling and shaking" when he reported the incident to her.
Donnelly is due to be sentenced next month.