Lisa Cameron, SNP MP, faces deselection as a candidate for the next general election amidst internal party disputes.
Why it matters
The deselection of an SNP MP and the internal disputes within the party are significant as they highlight divisions and lack of unity within the SNP. This raises questions about the party's ability to maintain discipline and presents challenges for its future electoral prospects.
What the papers say
The Times reports that Lisa Cameron is facing deselection as an SNP candidate after challenging the party's handling of sexual harassment allegations. The Independent highlights Cameron's claims of being ostracized by the party and her threat to trigger a by-election. The article also mentions other internal disputes within the SNP. The Mirror focuses on Cameron's experience of feeling shunned by the party hierarchy after speaking out against a colleague accused of sexual harassment. The article mentions her potential deselection and the possibility of another by-election. The Times also reports on divisions within the SNP, including a selection battle between two senior MPs and the party's hiring of workers on zero-hours contracts for leafleting.
How we got here
The internal disputes within the SNP have been ongoing, with Lisa Cameron's case being one of the latest examples. The party has faced divisions and challenges to its unity, with disagreements over issues such as sexual harassment allegations and candidate selection. These disputes have raised concerns about the party's ability to maintain discipline and present a united front.
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