Tory leader in Scottish Green Energy ‘hypocrisy’ row after party MP accepts cash from anti-climate change group

Ruth Davidson, MSP, is also an honorary army colonel
Scottish Conservative party leader Ruth Davidson, MSP. She is also an honorary army colonel

The Scottish Conservative party has been accused of hypocrisy over their support for the environment after a senior MP benefitted from a donation from a climate change sceptic.

A Glasgow-based Sunday newspaper reported that MP John Lamont’s local party in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk received £2,000 from currency expert Neil Record, who has helped fund the climate-change-sceptical Global Warming Policy Foundation.

 SNP MSP Graeme Dey accused Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson as having “an absolute brass neck to lap up the plaudits at Scotland’s green energy awards while her MPs are pocketing cash from climate change sceptics”.

Davidson is due to speak at the Scottish green energy awards next month. Scottish Renewables – which is organising the event – declined to confirm if they were paying Davidson.


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