June 12, 2024


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Nicola Sturgeon asks for ‘details’ just after SNP MP travels from East Lothian to Speyside

Nicola Sturgeon has asked Westminster colleagues for an clarification around promises an SNP MP travelled hundreds of miles amongst his constituency and lockdown addresses.

The 1st Minister was requested about the subject involving East Lothian MP Kenny MacAskill, who was keeping in Speyside to be close to family members at Xmas.

It was reported MacAskill, a previous Justice Secretary, travelled around 200 miles to his East Lothian constituency to decide up keys.

The SNP also verified he stayed in the Moray house other than for two medical-related appointments.

The Courier newspaper also described he was observed walking shut to Ben Rinnes, close to Dufftown.

A spokesman for MacAskill informed the paper: “Mr MacAskill has a dwelling in Moray, as perfectly as a flat in his constituency.

Kenny MacAskill wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: 20/06/15  HAMPDEN - GLASGOW  Kenny MacAskill MSP speaks at this year's Supporters Direct Scotland conference at Hampden.

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20/06/15 HAMPDEN – GLASGOW Kenny MacAskill MSP speaks at this year’s Supporters Direct Scotland meeting at Hampden.

“He returned north ahead of lockdown to be with shut family members at Christmas.

“He has remained there in the course of continued lockdown other than two visits for health care-linked appointments.

“On a person of those people instances, he attended at his office environment to obtain a established of keys stored there.”

At her media briefing, Sturgeon mentioned: “I am loosely aware of the story.”

“I have questioned the whips in our Home of Commons Westminster group to provide me with the particulars.”

North East Conservative MSP Liam Kerr now identified as for an investigation.

“The SNP have been speedy to protect Kenny MacAskill but persons are worthy of a entire explanation,” he claimed.

“They have to have to carry out a thorough investigation to set up the total situation.

“As an MP and a former justice secretary, Mr MacAskill must know improved than most about the challenges faced by our law enforcement officers throughout the pandemic.”