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An SNP pro­tes­tor who has cam­paigned for Mar­garet Ferrier has been suspended by the SNP.

James Scott was part of a group who con­fronted Scot­tish Labour leader Jim Mur­phy in Glas­gow on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

Mr Scott has been pic­tured cam­paign­ing for the Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West can­di­date dur­ing the elec­tion cam­paign.

He has been suspended along­side Piers DoughtyBrown.

The pair were part of the crowd who shouted “red Tories out”at Mr Mur­phy, who was in Glas­gow with co­me­dian Ed­die Iz­zard, while scuf­fles be­tween ri­val fac­tions also broke out.

A spokesman for the SNP said:“Mr DoughtyBrown has been placed un­der ad­min­is­tra­tive sus­pen­sion from the SNP, as was James Scott.

“The SNP will al­ways act on th­ese mat­ters - un­like Labour, who have still taken no ac­tion against se­nior Labour ac­tivist Ian Smart for his vile tweets.

“As Ni­cola Stur­geon has said, this is a fan­tas­tic elec­tion cam­paign and we should all be out there putting for­ward pos­i­tive mes­sages and en­gag­ing con­struc­tively with the peo­ple of Scot­land.”

Ruther­glen’s Labour MSP, James Kelly, said Ms Ferrier should dis­tance her­self from Mr Scott.

He said:“Mr Scott has been a regular fea­ture of Ms Ferrier’s elec­tion team and should play no fur­ther part in her cam­paign.”

Ms Ferrier did not wish to com­ment.

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