- Alfie Baron
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.