SNP ‘in tremendous mess’, interim party chief Mike Russell admits

Mr Russell things had gone ‘spectacularly wrong in recent weeks’ for the SNP

Katharine Hay
Sunday 19 March 2023 19:04 GMT
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The SNP is in “a tremendous mess” amid staff resignations and a row over membership numbers, the party’s interim chief has admitted.

SNP president Mike Russell, who has stepped in temporarily to replace outgoing Peter Murrell, said the party needs to start off in “an entirely reset position” once a new leader is voted in.

He said, despite the mess, voting for the next party leader must go ahead to “rebuild the trust of Scotland”.

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