Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has commented on the SNP leadership contest, which has been marred by disputes around election integrity.
Two of the three candidates have called for independent auditors to oversee the contest, while one of the candidates dismissed these concerns as "baseless smears".
The SNP leadership contest has been overshadowed by disputes around election integrity, with two of the three candidates expressing concerns and calling for independent auditors to supervise the process.
Ash Regan and Kate Forbes both raised the issue, while the third candidate, Humza Yousaf, dismissed their concerns as "baseless" and described them as "smears".
The calls for transparency and integrity in the election were echoed by Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, who described the situation as a "squabble".
Speaking to reporters at a biotech company in Edinburgh, Sir Keir emphasised that transparency and accountability were especially important in this election.
The leadership contest has been further marred by accusations of disunity and poor record-keeping within the SNP.
Some members have claimed that the party has not done enough to address issues such as the cost of living crisis in Scotland, and have suggested that the leadership race could distract from addressing these issues.
Despite the ongoing disputes, the SNP leadership contest will continue, with the party set to announce the results on 18 November.
The outcome of the contest will be closely watched by political observers, as it could have significant implications for the future of the SNP and its role in Scottish politics.