Glasgow North East MP calls for radical action to protect city’s Victorian architecture

The city of Glasgow should undertake a “radical and very honest” review of the way that it manages its heritage buildings in the wake of the devastating fire that gutted the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, according to a local MP.

Paul Sweeney, the Scottish Labour MP for Glasgow North East who viewed the damage to the Mackintosh building with the fire service on Saturday evening, the night after the fire, told the Guardian the city urgently needed a comprehensive and more preventative strategy for preserving its ageing stock of Victorian architecture.

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