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)