Revelations that embattled MP Natalie McGarry transferred a ‘four-figure cash sum’ in an effort to resolve the issue of funds ‘missing’ from a campaign group she co-founded are set to open up a whole new can of worms for the Scots nationalist — who has already made herself available for interview by police.
The Daily Record reports of the burgeoning scandal at Women For Independence:
“It’s understood McGarry accepts the bookkeeping of the group was poor and attempted to resolve the situation with the payment late this summer.”
So will this be accounted for, exactly?
The Electoral Commission and parliament’s standards watchdog might well take the view that a registered nationalist campaign group extended a loan of at least £1,000 to someone who became an SNP candidate for parliament — and that the money was only paid back after he was deselected:
… and can she further explain why this was never disclosed under electoral law?
McGarry strongly denies wrongdoing.