Nicola Sturgeon asks for ‘details’ following SNP MP travels from East Lothian to Speyside

Nicola Sturgeon has questioned Westminster colleagues for an explanation in excess of statements an SNP MP travelled hundreds of miles concerning his constituency and lockdown addresses.

The Initial Minister was requested about the subject involving East Lothian MP Kenny MacAskill, who was keeping in Speyside to be shut to family members at Xmas.

It was claimed MacAskill, a former Justice Secretary, travelled all around 200 miles to his East Lothian constituency to decide on up keys.

The SNP also confirmed he stayed in the Moray assets other than for two professional medical-relevant appointments.

The Courier newspaper also claimed he was viewed strolling close to Ben Rinnes, in the vicinity of Dufftown.

A spokesman for MacAskill told the paper: “Mr MacAskill has a property in Moray, as well as a flat in his constituency.

Kenny MacAskill wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: 20/06/15  HAMPDEN - GLASGOW  Kenny MacAskill MSP speaks at this year's Supporters Direct Scotland conference at Hampden.

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20/06/15 HAMPDEN – GLASGOW Kenny MacAskill MSP speaks at this year’s Supporters Direct Scotland conference at Hampden.

“He returned north ahead of lockdown to be with close relatives at Christmas.

“He has remained there for the duration of continued lockdown other than two visits for healthcare-associated appointments.

“On one of those situations, he attended at his office to accumulate a established of keys stored there.”

At her media briefing, Sturgeon reported: “I am loosely knowledgeable of the story.”

“I have asked the whips in our Home of Commons Westminster team to deliver me with the specifics.”

North East Conservative MSP Liam Kerr right now identified as for an investigation.

“The SNP have been swift to protect Kenny MacAskill but individuals are entitled to a complete explanation,” he said.

“They will need to conduct a extensive investigation to establish the entire conditions.

“As an MP and a former justice secretary, Mr MacAskill really should know much better than most about the troubles confronted by our police officers during the pandemic.”