SNP MP Paul Monaghan 'has been reported' to IPSA

  • Alfie Baron
A new BuzzFeed report is suggesting that Paul Monaghan has been reported to parliament's Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) about Monaghan's office manager's alleged use of his constituency office for a campaign meeting before the dissolution of parliament.

The report suggests that Members of an SNP branch have lodged an official complaint against their own SNP general election candidate over concerns that he may have misused taxpayer-funded parliamentary resources.

A bonafide member of the Sutherland branch said:

"Monaghan is disliked by many local members who were upset he was reselected as their candidate.

"In this situation, he's decided rules don't apply to his campaign, and that I disagree with – I am annoyed that my tax money is being spent running an office that is being used by party members as a campaign room."

The Liberal Democrats have Paul Monaghan's constituency down as a possible gain. Monaghan has a majority of about 4,000.

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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.