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New Fife MP’s SNP future still in balance after suspension from party

The SNP last night remained tight-lipped over the future of a suspended MP elected under the party banner at last week’s election.

Due to electoral timings, Neale Hanvey appeared beside the nationalist’s logo at the ballot box on Thursday.

This was despite having had his support withdrawn amid investigations materials he had posted on social media contained anti-Semitic tropes.

Mr Hanvey was elected for the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath seat by a majority of 1,243 over Labour’s Lesley Laird – despite First Minister Nicola Sturgeon asking members not to campaign on his behalf.

KIRKCALDY AND COWDENBEATH: Neale Hanvey hails victory after being ‘cast aside’ by SNP

The one-time Fife SNP group leader said immediately after his win last week he wanted to be accepted back into the party fold.

A source said the investigation process was still ongoing and no decision had been taken yet.

 

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