SNP suspends Mark McDonald after 'new information' emerges

Minister resigned his cabinet post two weeks ago after admitting ‘inappropriate’ behaviour towards women

The SNP has suspended Mark McDonald, the former Scottish government minister who resigned his cabinet post two weeks ago after admitting “inappropriate” behaviour towards women, after the party received “new information”.

McDonald resigned his cabinet position for childcare and early years on 4 November after apologising “unreservedly” for sending an unspecified number of “inappropriate” messages and admitting that his behaviour had caused a woman “considerable distress”. But he stated it was his intention to continue his work as MSP for Aberdeen Donside.

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