A GLASGOW MSP who is also a city councillor has decided to step down from his post at the City Chambers.

Bill Kidd was elected in May 2007 as SNP councillor for the Drumchapel and Anniesland ward and was also voted in as a MSP on the Glasgow regional list.

He faced calls to resign amid claims he could not satisfy the needs of both jobs.

After almost two years in the dual role Mr Kidd has announced his intention to concentrate on his Holyrood job.

After the 2007 vote he was one of four SNP MSPs who were also chosen as councillors in various authorities across Scotland.

Nigel Don quit his post with Dundee council and Stefan Tymkewycz chose Edinburgh Council over the Scottish Parliament Mr Kidd, below, said it was now the right time to ditch his dual mandate.

He said: "After two years serving Drumchapel and Anniesland as both councillor and a regional MSP I have decided to stand down from my role as councillor.

"It has been a privilege to represent the people of Drumchapel and Anniesland in the council and I will continue to be on their side in the Scottish Parliament."

The SNP has chosen Martin Docherty, a policy development officer at West Dunbartonshire Community services, to stand for election to the council.