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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Actor Martin Compston, who plays anti-corruption officer Steve Arnott in wildly popular BBC drama Line of Duty, is caught up in a Twitter spat with the Scottish Tory party.In spite or performing with a convincing southern English accent in Line of Duty, Mr Compston is in fact Scottish. In a recent online rally, he urged Scots to vote for the SNP. At the event, he said: “Scotland’s future is in your hands. Don’t leave it to chance. The only way to make sure we re-elect Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister is to make both votes SNP.” News and analysis, direct from Westminster to your inboxEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.Getting bent out of shape After Mr Compston urged voters to go with the SNP, Scottish Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser tweeted: “Another ‘celeb’ who doesn’t live here telling us how to vote.” Mr Compston lives in Las Vegas with his wife Tianna Chanel Flynn, an actress. However, in a Jed Mercurio-esque plot twist, Mr Compston hit back, saying that he still pays “top-rate tax” in Scotland and “always ha[s].
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. I believe those who earn a bit more should pay a bit more”, he said. Compston also has a flat in his native Greenock, so he can be closer to his parents. The letter of the law Compston also hit out at criticism he received on Twitter with a picture of a letter he had received from the Scottish Conservative Party urging him to vote Tory. He said: “I see Scottish Tory twitter and their bots enraged an actor would express an opinion. “Apparently it isn’t valid either as they claim I don’t live here. In that case could you do me, the postman and the environment a favour and stop sending me literature asking for my vote.” He was joined by other celebrities in backing the SNP, including actor Brian Cox.SNP MSP Mhairi Black said on the online event: “I want to thank Martin and all of the actors, writers, musicians and cultural figures who have given their support to the SNP at this crucial election.”
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