Uk news Ian Blackford breaks silence to claim he did nothing wrong in SNP complaint case PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The SNP leader at Westminster defended the punishment handed to Glasgow MP Grady after he was found to have made unwanted sexual advances to a young party staffer.

Uk news Ian Blackford breaks silence to claim he did nothing wrong in SNP complaint case PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - The SNP leader at Westminster defended the punishment handed to Glasgow MP Grady after he was found to have made unwanted sexual advances to a young party staffer.

Uk news  Ian Blackford breaks silence to claim he did nothing wrong in SNP complaint case PremierLeague-News.Com
23 June 2022 - 17:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Ian Blackford has broken his silence to insist he did nothing wrong when handling complaints made against an SNP MP. As first revealed by the Record, the Nationalist leader at Westminster was criticised for his role when allegations were made against Patrick Grady by a young party staffer. An independent Commons inquiry recently concluded that Grady had made unwanted sexual advances to a man on a night out in October 2016. But in his first media interview since the report was published, Blackford denied he had botched the SNP's handling of the original complaint. READ MORE:SNP staffer 'heartbroken' after SNP MP cleared of misconduct charge He told STV News: "I am not suggesting that I did anything wrong in that process. "I am the leader of the SNP and I have responsibility to staff. Of Course I don’t take any part in the disciplinary process, in the independent process that takes place. "But I have a duty to make sure that any complainer, in this case, in all cases, is fully supported. "I believe that I’ve done that, but I will of course as SNP Westminster leader see what learnings have to come out of this." Blackford was slammed by his political opponents after a leaked recording emerged last week in which he could be heard urging his SNP colleagues to support the MP for Glasgow North. How the Daily Record broke the original story about SNP MPs Patrick Grady and Patricia Gibson Our front page exclusive in March last year told of how a young SNP staffer at Westminster had made complaints of sexual harassment against two MPs.

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. He also alleged another MP had pestered him in Westminster’s Strangers’ Bar in January 2020. Patricia Gibson, who represents North Ayrshire and Arran, was the MP at the centre of the latter claims and she denied the claims. The staffer had told us of the Grady incident: “I was sitting on a couch speaking with colleagues and he perched himself on the side of the couch. “At that point, he started putting his fingers down the back of my collar, touching me inappropriately there. He was also grabbing my hair.” The story sent shockwaves around Westminster and led to Grady, who represents Glasgow North East, stepping aside as chief whip. After going through Westminster’s independent complaints and grievance scheme, a complaint against Grady was upheld. The complaint against Gibson was rejected after an appeal. To sign up to the Daily Record Politics newsletter, click here. READ NEXT: Nicola Sturgeon set to lay out Scottish independence referendum 'route map' next week Brexit effect will lower wages by nearly £500 for a decade and devastate Scottish fishing industry SNP MP Patricia Gibson to be cleared of sexual misconduct after appeal

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