Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SNP MP withdraws from party whip as police probe property deals

From STV News this evening:
MP Michelle Thomson has withdrawn from the SNP whip after police launched an investigation into property deals conducted by her lawyer. 
The MP's solicitor was struck off by the Scottish Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal over several deals where Mrs Thomson used his services. 
After that ruling, Police Scotland has confirmed it was instructed by the Crown Office to investigate “alleged irregularities relating to property deals" in 2010 and 2011 following the Tribunal ruling. 
Mrs Thomson insisted she would cooperate with any investigation into the deals but said she would withdraw from the party whip as the probe was ongoing.
Michelle Thomson is MP for Edinbugh West, a seat held by the Liberal Democrats before May's general election.

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