Ofcom rules farmer John Shedden was unfairly treated in SNP political broadcast

  • Alfie Baron
Ofcom have ruled that a farmer was unfairly treated in an SNP political broadcast.

East Lothian farmer, John Shedden, was told the filming was part of a Scottish government information film. He had no idea that he would be featured in a Scottish National Party political broadcast.

Ofcom acknowledged that he was not a supporter of the SNP and he had not given his "informed consent".

The watchdog upheld the complaint from Mr Shedden saying: "We considered that the inclusion of the footage of Mr Shedden in a party political broadcast, for a party which he did not support, without his informed consent, resulted in material facts [ie his political views] being presented in the broadcast in a manner that resulted in unfairness to him."
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.