- Alfie Baron
Anas Sarwar has tweeted: "SNP folk including a candidate at the election think this is an appropriate image to send political opponents including me.. civic & joyous?"
It is being widely reported that Claire Leitch is the SNP candidate mentioned. This incident again calls into question the SNP candidate selection process.
The Tweet from Anas Sarwar:
SNP folk including a candidate at the election think this is an appropriate image to send political opponents including me.. civic & joyous? pic.twitter.com/h7yH2UNGL2— AnasSarwar (@AnasSarwar) April 6, 2017
Claire Leitch has a pinned tweet on her Twitter feed.
Her defence is that she "accidentally liked" the post in question. What kind of person "likes" a picture of a noose and gallows by "accident"?
Ahh - no! Massive apologies for accidentally "liking" a post on here earlier. My very best to you all! ⬇️⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/uMcTDHO2Zq— Claire Leitch (@clairealllison) April 6, 2017
Claire Leitch is the SNP candidate for Council elections 2017, standing in East Ayrshire Ward 7 - Ballochmyle.
The incident has been reported to Police Scotland.