Rob Gibson MSP Objects to Leaking of Ruling Against Him

The day after the local council elections, the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body decided that Far North SNP MSP, Rob Gibson had breached expenses rules by claiming for publicity literature which was used to promote two local council candidates: Gail Ross of Wick and Alex Macleod of Caithness Landward, both of whom were voted in (although Macleod got in only on the seventh round of counting).

Local LibDems had lodged a complaint about Gibson who now, in a move unlikely to garner much sympathy, is objecting to the way the decision relayed to the press. In the John o’Groat Journal, Gibson states that the LibDems leaked details of the ruling before he knew about it.

Given that there was a clear decision against him, I would say that the first he knew about it was when he filed the false expenses claim.

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