EX-SNP member Elspeth Maclachlan to stand as Scottish Green Party Candidate

  • Alfie Baron
EX-SNP Member Elspeth Maclachlan is now standing for the Scottish Green Party. She is hoping to become a Perth & Kinross Councillor following elections on Thursday November 23rd.

Elspeth Maclachlan resigned from the SNP in March of this year after being put "under pressure" not to stand for re-election.

Ms Maclachlan said: “I resigned from the party in the week prior to the SNP conference making my resignation effective from Friday, March 17.

“I had been under pressure since last November from a fellow councillor to agree not to stand in May.

“I put in a complaint to the party on another matter so had expected to fail the vetting process.”

Ms Maclachlan did not state what her complaint was about.

Fast-forward to today and Elspeth Maclachlan is now standing in the Perth and Kinross by election next month - for the Scottish Green Party.

Ms Maclachlan also has a new crowd-funding page.

To date it has raised a grand total of £25.

Elspeth Maclachlan Ex SNP Now Green Party
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.