- Alfie Baron
Simon Hayter stood as a Scottish National Party candidate in WARD 7 SIGHTHILL/GORGIE. He was unsuccessful with only 7.6% of the vote.
We have seen some messages suggesting that Simon Hayter was not an SNP candidate. For the sake of transparency - you can download the candidates and results here.
So on the day of Ms Jardne's husband's funeral Simon Hayter sent the following accusation to Christine Jardine:
It is crystal clear from this tweet that Simon Hayter is accusing Ms Jardine and Scottish Lib Dems of being out in Edinburgh delivering leaflets.
Christine Jardine made it abundantly clear that there is some kind of mistake as she was at a family funeral.
For the record I've been at a family funeral all day. those who claim I've been campaigning are 'mistaken'...#ge2017— christine jardine (@Cajardine) May 24, 2017
Simon Hayter went on to tweet: "So you deny your campaign was out today and yesterday???"
In a following tweet Simon Hayter asked: "And again, I am referring to your campaign. My condolences on your husband".
He had the actual nerve to acknowledge and offer condolences -- then went on to continue hassling Ms Jardine.
He then went on to suggest Ms Jardne is peddling 'misinformation' and is attempting to 'buy her seat'. He said: "Hypocritically given the misinformation your bombarded Edin West with and the amount of money your are spending to buy a seat".
Ms Jardine asked for apologies on more than one occasion with Simon Hayter responding with: "Happy to when I see one is needed. Fact your campaign, your campaign, was out today and yesterday while the rest of us were showing respect".
After being called out by many twitter users Simon Hayter has locked his twitter account. A copy of these tweets is shown at the end of this article.
Stephen Daisley was one of the polite ones when he tweeted about Simon Hayter's behaviour:
An SNP activist has accused a Lib Dem candidate of campaigning on the day she buried her husband. Nationalism is a dark corner of humanity.— (((StephenDaisley))) (@JournoStephen) May 24, 2017