A Nationalist MP linked to a police investigation over £30,000 in missing campaign funds attempted to blame terrorism for her disappearance from Twitter shortly before the scandal broke.
Writing on her Facebook page late on Friday night, the SNP’s Natalie McGarry said that she was effectively quitting Twitter “especially after recent events in Paris and Lebanon”:
But what she didn’t mention is that Women For Independence (WFI), a non-profit group she co-founded, were poised to call in the police that weekend over £30,000 missing from a PayPal account to which she had access:
“We have exhausted all opportunities of obtaining adequate evidence or explanation to account for this discrepancy.”
“It’s understood the complaint was sparked when McGarry was unable to explain what had happened to the money.”
A statement issued by her solicitor says “she is certain that there has been no wrong doing on her part” and that she has been advised not to comment on the matter.
Refusing to answer questions from the press. Disappearing from social media. Whatever happened to that pledge to her constituents?
“Politicians need to be responsible to the people they represent, and that means being open and accessible … I won’t hide away behind closed doors or in the corridors of Westminster. That is my pledge to you.”*
With another MP already suspended from the party’s group in Westminster, McGarry will hopefully be able to furnish the SNP whips office an explanation.