- Alfie Baron
Blackford's step-son is now entitled to a salary in excess of £35,000. This is believed to be an increase of over £7,500.
Mr O'Leary's promotion comes just as MPs receive a ban on employing family members - unless they already work for them.
Blackford had already courted controversy over his documented donation from Conservative donor David Craigen. The register of interests shows that Blackford took a donation of £3,000 from Mr Craigen. It is believed this was for his general election campaign.