A senior Scottish Authorities minister has prompt she doesn’t imagine claims from an MP who defected to the Conservatives about her psychological well being.
Lisa Cameron stop the SNP earlier this week, crossing the ground to the Tories amid reviews suggesting Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was concerned in convincing her to make the transfer.
Dr Cameron accused the SNP group at Westminster of being “poisonous”, claiming she sought 12 months of counselling and wanted antidepressants after she spoke out towards the group’s reported assist for MP Patrick Grady, who was discovered to have sexually harassed a celebration staffer.
The East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow MP mentioned she was ostracised by the social gathering.
However talking on the BBC’s Sunday Present from the SNP convention, Scottish Transport and Internet Zero Secretary Mairi McAllan claimed it’s arduous to imagine something Dr Cameron mentioned after a leaked video of an inner hustings confirmed the MP hitting out on the Tories on September 27, earlier than becoming a member of the social gathering on October 12.
Ms McAllan mentioned: “I do know Lisa Cameron personally, our constituencies overlap to a point, and personally I want her no unwell will.
“However I discover it arduous to imagine something that anyone says when one minute they’re on video saying that the Tories have dragged Scotland out of the EU and we want independence, and within the subsequent breath, they’re becoming a member of the Conservative and Unionist Get together.
“I personally don’t know any of the main points of (Dr Cameron’s psychological well being).
“I perceive that our Westminster chief and deputy chief reached out to Lisa and sought to assist her in that, and I don’t suppose that she was in a position to articulate the nub of the issue after they had that dialog.
“I’m not saying I don’t imagine Lisa, I’m saying I haven’t given it an excessive amount of thought given every little thing else that’s occurring.
“However equally, I do discover it a bit of troublesome to swallow what anyone says when they’re so prepared to have two very completely different public positions in such a brief time period.”
Scottish Conservative chairman Craig Hoy hit out on the feedback, describing them as “utterly tone-deaf”.
He mentioned: “Saying she finds it arduous to imagine her is a crass response to the ordeal Lisa has gone by means of. It’s clear the SNP’s Transport Secretary – like lots of her colleagues – would favor to smear her now former colleague slightly than handle her issues head-on.
“That’s precisely why Lisa Cameron stop the SNP to hitch the Conservatives, as she was ostracised for doing the best factor and standing up for a younger particular person who was sexually assaulted by fellow MP Patrick Grady.
“That tradition won’t ever change if those that increase issues are merely dismissed by senior SNP figures.”