SNP In Humiliating Backpedal After Claiming Leader's Debate Nurse Was Wife Of Tory Councillor

'Shocked by the witch hunt by SNP extremists.'

22/05/2017 09:01 | Updated 22 May 2017

The SNP has been forced to backpedal after incorrectly claiming a nurse in the audience who argued with Nicola Sturgeon over NHS funding was married to a Tory councillor. 

Claire Austin launched a passionate attack on the party leader claiming a one per cent pay cap in place since 2008 meant she was forced to use foodbanks and struggled to pay bills.

But the exchange also launched a social media witch hunt in which the nurse was accused of lying about her wage and lifestyle.

The SNP has been contacted for comment.

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