Anas Sarwar sent message of noose and gallows - SNP Candidate Claire Leitch 'likes' it

  • Alfie Baron
Anas Sarwar, MSP for Glasgow, today tweeted that he had been sent a picture of a noose and gallows.

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:


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"?


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.
SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
  • Alfie Baron

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.