Councillor MacPherson supports the confrontation of 'Toxic Tory candidate'

  • Alfie Baron
Alasdair MacPherson, councillor for Bannockburn, is under the spotlight today for his insensitive messages.

In the first message he actively supports the confrontation of the "toxic Tory candidate" and welcomes him being driven away, unable to canvas the area.

Alasdair MacPherson said: "I hear that the toxic Tory candidate was canvassing in Cowie tonight - only to be confronted by several local residents who reminded him in no uncertain terms of the damage Thatcher and his poisonous party had inflicted on our mining villages.

"I understand he and his troop left shame faced.
Well done #toryfreecowie."

He then went on to boast on how the "Toxic Tories" have been kept out of power by a coalition.

He said: "I am pleased to report that as from this evening Stirling Council is run by an SNP/Labour coalition which means that the toxic Tories are frozen out of power in Stirling. Let's keep them there!!"

intimidating tory canvassers

This follows reports and videos coming to light over the last couple of days featuring Lorna Taylor and sidekick Mary harassing and intimidating canvassers from a car. The video shockingly shows the canvassers being followed up the road whilst being verbally abused.

Alasdair MacPherson is no stranger to controversy - he was previously banned from council meetings after acting "aggressively" towards members of the public who objected to a pub plan.

Alasdair MacPherson was judged to have broken the councillors' code of conduct at the meeting in September 2012.

You can read more on this story here.
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.