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Tories Challenged to Publish Minutes of Duguid Deselection Meeting

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The SNP has challenged Douglas Ross to publish the minutes of the Tory Board meeting, which saw local MP David Duguid deselected in favour of Mr Ross in a “grubby backroom deal”.

Despite leading the Scottish Tories, sitting on the Board, and having chosen its chair Craig Hoy MSP, Mr Ross claims he had no role at all in deselecting Mr Duguid so he could get the seat.

Commenting, SNP candidate for Aberdeenshire North and Moray East, Seamus Logan said:

“Whatever our political differences, David Duguid was a respected local MP who didn’t deserve to be treated so badly by Douglas Ross so that he could grab the seat for himself.

“It’s no wonder Scottish Tory members are calling for Mr Ross to resign over this grubby backroom deal.

“Mr Ross already has two jobs and can’t possibly dedicate the time needed to our local area.

“The minutes of the Tory board meeting must be published and there must be full transparency – it’s simply not credible that Mr Ross played no part in deselecting Mr Duguid.

“Voters in Aberdeenshire North and Moray East, and across Scotland, can vote SNP on 4th July to put Scotland first and show Douglas Ross, and this dreadful Tory government, the door.

“If elected, I’ll be a champion for our local area – working hard to secure investment, protecting our NHS, and demanding help with the cost of living for local families.”

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