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Unanswered Questions Remain After Douglas Ross Resignation

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The SNP has called again on Douglas Ross to make an urgent statement to the Scottish Parliament after his shock resignation has left “many unanswered questions” with regards to his expenses claims as revealed by the Sunday Mail.

The SNP has branded the past week, which has seen Douglas Ross embroiled in scandals over David Duguid and parliamentary expenses, a “week of shame” for the Conservative Party in Scotland – and said that “only the SNP can get rid of the Tories in Scotland.”

SNP Depute Leader, Keith Brown said:

“Douglas Ross’ shock resignation this morning, after revelations about his parliamentary expenses, leaves a number of questions unanswered – and it is incumbent upon Mr Ross to come to Parliament, make a personal statement, and stop avoiding scrutiny.  

“After showing nothing but contempt for his constituents and the Scottish Parliament, it’s clear Douglas Ross should resign as an MSP to allow his constituent to elect an MSP that will represent local interests – not their own.

“His own party have forced him to quit as Scottish Tory leader because they clearly don’t think he’s up to the job so why should his constituents be expected to suffer?

“At the general election, only the SNP can get rid of the Tories in seats across Scotland – and voters can show Douglas Ross the door for good by voting SNP on 4th July to put Scotland’s interests first.”

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