SNP MP Lisa Cameron defects to the Conservatives, citing ‘toxic and bullying’ culture

Lisa Cameron, the MP for East Kilbride, has defected to the Conservative celebration after she accused the SNP of a “poisonous and bullying” tradition. 

Talking to the Each day Mail, Ms Cameron stated: ‘I don’t really feel in a position to proceed in what I’ve skilled as a poisonous and bullying SNP Westminster group, which resulted in my requiring counselling for a interval of 12 months in Parliament and precipitated important deterioration in my well being and wellbeing as assessed by my GP together with the necessity for antidepressants.

“I’ll by no means remorse my actions in standing up for a sufferer of abuse by the hands of an SNP MP final 12 months, however I’ve no religion remaining in a celebration whose management supported the perpetrator’s pursuits over that of the victims and who’ve proven little to no real interest in acknowledging or addressing the impression.

“Additionally it is true that I’ve obtained no contact from celebration management previously weeks, regardless of members of each different primary political celebration contacting me to supply assist and compassion throughout what has been an especially troublesome time.


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“I’m significantly grateful to the Prime Minister in valuing my continued contribution to Parliament as a well being skilled and in taking time to hear. It’s the first time I’ve felt heard and exhibits optimistic, inclusive management in distinction to that which I’ve encountered within the SNP at Westminster over a few years”. is the UK’s main digital-only political web site, offering complete protection of UK politics. Subscribe to our every day publication right here.