Political couple face hearing

A POLITICAL couple are facing an investigation over alleged code of conduct breaches at Midlothian Council.

The SNP’s Councillor Lisa Beattie (Midlothian East) and her husband, Colin, now MSP for Midlothian North, have been reported to the Public Standards Commissioner in relation to their declaration of interests when they both served as councillors on the general purposes committee.

The committee deals with council policy on houses in multiple occupancy (HMOs) and the complaint alleges that the Beatties failed to disclose that they were letting HMO flats in Edinburgh at the time.

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