Censure for Midlothian political couple

MSP Colin Beattie with wife Lisa
MSP Colin Beattie with wife Lisa

A POLITICAL couple have been censured following an investigation into their declaration of interests.

A hearing of the Standards Commission for Scotland last week concluded that Midlothian councillor Lisa Beattie and her husband, Colin, now MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, had breached three sections of the Councillors’ Code of Conduct.

The breach related to the period when the pair were both SNP members of Midlothian Council following the 2007 local elections.

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