A disgraced Clydebank councillor who fled the country has been representing part of England on parking issues.

Craig Edward, 34, who pleaded guilty to making, having and distributing indecent images of children was made an area manager for the British Parking Association (BPA), representing the South West and South Wales.

Full story about the criminal charges here.

Previously of Leven View, Radnor Park, Clydebank, court papers now list Edward as a resident of Calne, Wiltshire.

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Clydebank Post: The BPA ensure that car parks and areas with parking are accessible for people with mobility issues.

They also make sure parking areas have been approved with their Park Mark Plus scheme which aims to prevent criminal behaviour.

The BPA website does not state when he took up the post.

In their biography of Edward, the BPA states he represents Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, Gwent, Oxfordshire, Somerset, West Berkshire, Wiltshire, and South Wales.

It boasts: "He brings a wealth of knowledge as an experienced manager in both strategic and operational management across sectors including local government, health, facilities management and housing.

"Craig has also served voluntarily on the board of directors and office bearer positions for several charities including mental health, community development, environmental issues, and even a municipal bank.

"He believes this blend of strategic and operational management experience provides a well-rounded insight into how best to deliver results and positive outcomes for an organisation with its members and customers at its core.

"Craig was injured in an accident and is registered disabled. He is passionate about the new Park Access accreditation as he has first-hand experience of the challenges disabled motorists can face when parking."

It adds: "To unwind, he enjoys travelling and listening to an eclectic mix of music genres, with his favourite band being Fleetwood Mac."

It does not mention that he is a serving councillor in Scotland or was facing serious criminal charges.

In December 2023, Edward was photographed for a press release from the association handing an award to a Slough car park.

He also appeared remotely at a West Dunbartonshire Council meeting weeks earlier, speaking out against the need for a motion calling for a cease fire in Gaza.

The BPA declined to comment.