Leaders debate: How angry nurse and ‘smear campaign’ unfolded online

NHS Lothian Nurse Claire Austin challenged the First Minister. Picture: Youtube/BBC
NHS Lothian Nurse Claire Austin challenged the First Minister. Picture: Youtube/BBC
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None of the politicians took centre stage at last night’s BBC debate just over two weeks out from the General Election on June 8 - instead one nurse has dominated discussions since the broadcast.

Here is how Claire Austin went viral, and how a backlash quickly formed after her appearance on the BBC.