MARY Barbour could be honoured at the Scottish Parliament after being nominated to have a meeting room named after her.

However the Glasgow heroine's nomination may now be in jeopardy due to rules surrounding renaming rooms after political figures.

A call was issued by the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body (SPCB), asking for nominations for some of the larger meeting rooms at Queensberry house.

The facility, which is linked to the Scottish Parliament, is an A-listed building and a base for some staff and the Presiding Officer.

Humza Yousaf, the SNP MSP who nominated the Govan activist, has now written to the Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick asking for a rule change or an exemption to be made.

In a letter sent earlier this week, Mr Yousaf said it would be "deeply unfair" if Mary Barbour was not included in the nominations.

She was one of the first female Labour councillor to be elected in Glasgow in 1920.

Humza wrote: "I am writing to ask you...for assurances that my nomination of Mary Barbour will not be exempt due to current rules governing the renaming of rooms in the Scottish Parliament.

"If the current rules do present a problem I request the SPCB either change their rules on renaming rooms in the Scottish Parliament or make an exemption for political figures in Mary Barbour’s case.

"It would be deeply unfair if Mary Barbour was exempt from consideration due to her party affiliation later in life, considering so much of her campaigning was done prior to political office.

"I could not think of a more deserving person than Mary Barbour to be honoured in our nation’s parliament."

Despite being elected as a Labour councillor, Humza believes the legendary activist would be appropriately honoured at Queensberry House due to her work campaigning against landlords.

She helped create the first family planning centre in Glasgow - the Women's Welfare and Advisory Clinic, and campaigned for women’s rights, welfare and health issues.

Born in Govan, she successfully led the Rent Strikes in the city at the height of World War 1 forcing a change in the law with the introduction of the Rent Restrictions Act.

A Scottish Parliament spokesperson said: " Parliamentary officials have asked for nominations by the end of January and Mr Yousaf’s letter has been received."