SNP candidate for Holyrood 2016 accused of cheating by SNP members SNP candidate for Holyrood 2016 accused of cheating by SNP members
The SNP candidate for Renfrewshire South, Andy Doig has been accused of cheating to become an SNP candidate. Before internal SNP election campaigning began... SNP candidate for Holyrood 2016 accused of cheating by SNP members

The SNP candidate for Renfrewshire South, Andy Doig has been accused of cheating to become an SNP candidate.

Before internal SNP election campaigning began for selection as a Holyrood candidate, he is alleged to have used internal SNP member information to canvas support from party members weeks ahead of a vote.

With Mr Doig being an elected Councillor with Renfrewshire Council, he has access to SNP local members details where other candidates don’t have access to the database until it’s time to campaign.

Now SNP members within Renfrewshire South have made complaints to SNP HQ regarding Doig’s conduct.

It’s also understood that at least three of Doig’s rivals for the candidacy have also made complaints.

The official campaign period ran from 1st until 24th August but the complainants have alleged that he has been contacting members since May.

Andy Doig has received the support of local MP Mhairi Black

Andy Doig appears to have the support of local MP Mhairi Black

The five candidates were Andy Doig, Thomas Arthur, Tracie McGee, Michelle Rodger and Qasim Hanif.