Second SNP MSP ditched by own supporters ahead of Holyrood election
Angus North's Nigel Don was defeated by Brechin councillor Mairi Evans at a vote this week.
An Angus Scottish National Party MSP has been dumped by his own supporters ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections in May.
Angus North's Nigel Don was defeated by Brechin councillor Mairi Evans at a SNP vote this week.
It is understood Ms Evans won the local SNP supporters over by a 54% majority.
It is the second time this week a sitting politician has been deselected. Edinburgh Western MSP Colin Keir lost out to his former aide Toni Giugliano.
Mr Don is a former Dundee councillor but won a seat in the North East Scotland list at the 2007 Holyrood election. He won the Angus North and Mearns seat in 2011.
Ms Evans has been a councillor in Angus since 2007.
A spokeswoman for the SNP said: “The SNP’s candidate selection is an open and democratic process where the decisions rest firmly with our membership.”
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