Wednesday, November 20, 2019
GMB Scotland Media Statement – Suspension of Councillor Frank Anderson
GMB calls on SNP to expel West Lothian Councillor over anti-Semitism tweet
Responding this afternoon (Wednesday 20 November) to the suspension of West Lothian Councillor Frank Anderson by the Standards Commission for Scotland following the sharing of an anti-Semitic blog in October 2018, GMB Scotland Secretary Gary Smith said:
“The SNP must now take a strong stance by expelling Councillor Anderson, just as they did with the author of the Grousebeater blog.
“The Standards Commission found Councillor Anderson’s actions to be “offensive and gratuitous” and suspended him from his elected post from three months. We believe his position is untenable.
“We expect the SNP to be consistent in their approach and to send a loud and clear message that there is no place for anti-Semitism in Scotland.”
Contact: GMB Scotland Communications on 07976 447077.