SNP Renfrewshire South candidate under pressure to quit after rants SNP Renfrewshire South candidate under pressure to quit after rants
The SNP candidate who will stand against Douglas Alexander in the upcoming General Elections has came under fire after she has been seen in... SNP Renfrewshire South candidate under pressure to quit after rants

The SNP candidate who will stand against Douglas Alexander in the upcoming General Elections has came under fire after she has been seen in a video saying she would like to “put the nut” on Labour Councillors.

Politics student Mhairi Black is on course to take shadow foreign secretary Douglas Alexander’s seat as MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South according to latest polls.

She also condemned No voters as “gullible”, “selfish” and called Celtic fans “scum” and said “I f*****g hate Celtic” at a rally.

Mhari Black

She made the series of controversial remarks at the Hope Over Fear rally held in George Square after the referendum vote showed Scots backed the Union.

Footage of the rally, on the 12th October after Scotland voted to stay in the Union, Black said she had wanted to headbutt Labour opponents when she learned the Yes side had lost.

She said: “I was actually at the count in Renfrewshire with my dad and as the vote was coming in, the way the hall was laid out we had to walk past all these fat cat Labour councillors goading us, clapping sarcastically, saying ‘better luck next time’ or ‘hard lines’.

“It took everything, every fibre in my being, not to put the nut in one of them.”

Black was recently selected as the SNP candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire South.

Speaking on her Facebook page Mhairi said she was “Absolutely honoured to have been selected as the SNP candidate for Paisley and Renfrewshire South.

“Thank you for all the support and kind words that have been offered throughout the selection process. You can be rest assured I will give this my all – Let’s do it!”

So far declared for the Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat are Douglas Alexander (Labour), Mhairi Black (SNP), Sandra Webster (Scottish Socialist)