SNP Councillor Lewis Ritchie

Rachel Watson of the Scottish Daily Mail reported that SNP Councillor Lewis Ritchie had faced two complaints of sexual harassment just days before he resigned from the party.

Ms Watson reports that Lewis Ritchie resigned from the Nationalist whip this week after claims he was involved in an ‘altercation’ at the party conference last year.

It has since emerged he was at the centre of two sexual harassment allegations made to party bosses days before he quit.

Mr Ritchie categorically denies any wrongdoing but it has been reported that he has admitted to an alcohol problem.

Mr Ritchie has been on ‘leave of absence’ since last November - but the SNP have confirmed that he had been suspended.

Lewis Ritchie
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.