Scottish National Party chief executive Peter Murrell resigns
The chief executive of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Peter Murrell, said on Saturday that he was resigning with immediate effect after accepting responsibility for a statement about SNP membership numbers.
"Responsibility for the SNP's responses to media queries about our membership number lies with me as Chief Executive. While there was no intent to mislead, I accept that this has been the outcome," Murrell said in a statement issued by the SNP.
Earlier this day, he faced a no-confidence vote on charges of sabotaging the current election.
(Cover: SNP Chief Executive Peter Murrell arrives to give evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, December 8, 2020. /Reuters)