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Complaint upheld against SNP MSP caught using public funds to promote SNP candidates

Just a quick update on a story I brought to you last month about SNP MSP Rob Gibson. He used adverts, funded by the Scottish Parliament, for his surgeries which included some heavy duty promotion of his staff who at the time were standing as candidates for Highland Council. Both were subsequently elected.

 

At the time, Liberal Democrat MSP Tavish Scott complained to the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body. The minutes of their most recent meeting have been published and show that:

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SNP caught using public funds to promote Council candidates

It’s not been an easy few weeks for the SNP. Even before yesterday’s revelations from Leveson, Alex Salmond was squirming when Willie Rennie confronted him over his close ties to Rupert Murdoch which led to him playing down the phone hacking controversy when writing for the Scottish Sun on Sunday.

They’ve also had to expel one of their MSPs, Bill Walker, who was accused of domestic violence against 3 former wives. Worse, last week’s Sunday Herald reports that Deputy Leader Nicola Sturgeon’s office, although not Ms Sturgeon directly, had been told of the allegations a full three years …

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  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 3rd Mar - 8:41am
    I have some natural sympathy with those who believe the Conservative Party is redeemable, although I gave up on this idea in 2002! If Labour...
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    Just after the GLA was formed, I remember Graham Tope making two observations: One was that the Government Office for London, which was supposed to...
  • User AvatarGwynfor Tyley 3rd Mar - 8:12am
    This sounds like a knee jerk response to the current polling in Scotland. Wouldn't it be better to let the Smith commission proposals be implemented...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 3rd Mar - 4:18am
    A good article Guy. I could write an essay on this subject, but I'll just keep it short and say we need to recognise that...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 3rd Mar - 3:47am
    This sounds good. There seems to be plenty of disillusioned Conservatives becoming attracted to the Lib Dems. We also need more Labour joiners. Public sector...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 3rd Mar - 3:37am
    With Scottish Lib Dem poll ratings so low I have wanted to ask for a while why no one seems to be questioning the leadership...