MSP expelled from SNP over abuse claims

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An MSP accused by former wives of domestic abuse has been expelled from the SNP.

Bill Walker, who was elected in 2011 in the Dunfermline seat was already suspended from the party after a newspaper published details of divorce papers from three former wives.

The party launched an investigation into the claims.  Announcing the decision yesterday a spokesman said:

“Bill Walker has been informed of the decision by the SNP’s disciplinary committee to expel him from the party, and of his right under the rules to appeal this decision within the next 21 days.

“It would be inappropriate to comment further until this process is at an end.”

Mr Walker resigned his membership of both the Local Government and Public Petitions committees at the Scottish Parliament when the Sunday Herald broke the story.

The Conservatives are now calling for the Dunfermline MSP to stand down from the seat.