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More details emerge about the Wendy Alexander fundraising scandal

More details emerge about the Wendy Alexander fundraising scandal
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The Jersey based businessmen whose donation to Wendy Alexander’s leadership bid should not have been accepted, has revealed more about his contacts with the Alexander campaign. He alleges that Charlie Gordon, MSP assured him that he was allowed to donate the money despite not being on the electoral roll. Speculation is now rife that Gordon will resign his seat.

Meanwhile, The Scotsman reports that Alexander is claiming that emails from her to Gordon questioning the legality of the donation to her campaign will clear her name. Labour are acutely aware that if Alexander goes then others could follow. A spin doctor has been despatched to Edinburgh to help her and the Prime Minister gave her strong backing on Sunday, reportedly telling her, “Of course I want you to stay but you must do what is best for your family.” Her family, of course, includes Douglas Alexander who is also reportedly urging her to stay.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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