MP faces second police probe

Written by Andrew Whitaker on 1 June 2016 in News

MP Natalie McGarry is facing a second police probe into alleged financial discrepancies

Glasgow MP Natalie McGarry is facing a second police investigation into alleged financial discrepancies.

Police Scotland confirmed it had received a report which is understood to be linked to the SNP's Glasgow regional association.

McGarry withdrew from the party whip last November after a first police investigation was launched.



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The Glasgow East MP denies any wrongdoing and her solicitor has said she would co-operate with any police inquiry.

McGarry was elected an SNP MP in May 2015, but she currently sits at Westminster as an independent

The first police investigation was set up to look at allegations of missing donations from Women for Independence, a high profile pro-Yes group the politician founded.

However, the second investigation is reportedly related to funds said to be missing from the SNP's Glasgow regional association's accounts. 
McGarry is a former convener of that association.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that police have received a report and inquiries are continuing."

McGarry is thought to be on honeymoon after she got married at the weekend.

The MP's solicitor Aamer Anwar said: "I understand that there is a police inquiry but no criminality has been established. Therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further.
"Ms McGarry will co-operate with any inquiry."

An SNP spokesman said: "It would be inappropriate to comment while these matters are being considered."




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