SNP suspends Aberdeen MSP Mark McDonald over “new information”

Mark McDonald MSP

Disgraced MSP Mark McDonald has been suspended by the SNP after the party received “new information” about his conduct.

The action was taken against the Aberdeen Donside MSP less than two weeks after he quit his post as the Scottish Government’s early years minister after a complaint was made about a text message he sent to a woman.

An SNP spokesman said: “Following new information being received by the SNP over the course of the last 24 hours relating to the behaviour of Mark McDonald, he has been suspended from both the parliamentary group and the party while further investigation takes place.

“In the interests of due process and appropriate confidentiality no further comment will be made.”