SNP leadership: SNP in 'tremendous mess', interim CEO says

SNP leadership: SNP in 'tremendous mess', interim CEO says

BBC·2023-03-19 21:01

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Mike Russell stepped in as interim SNP CEO after Perter Murrell resigned with immediate effect over misleading the press on membership numbers

There is "tremendous mess" in the SNP over the party's leadership race, the new interim chief executive has said.

SNP President Mike Russell, who stepped in to replace outgoing Peter Murrell, said the voting process must go ahead regardless.

Mr Murrell resigned on Saturday after taking responsibility for misleading the media on party membership numbers.

Leadership hopeful Kate Forbes said future decisions had to be made by "a big team" rather than a few people.

All three candidates vying for the leadership of the SNP have pledged to reform its operations.

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