Kirkcaldy MP Neale Hanvey deletes Twitter account days after front bench sacking

Kirkcaldy’s MP has deleted his Twitter account - one week after being sacked by his party as a front bench spokesman.

Neale Hanvey pulled the plug on his social media account over the weekend, deciding it was “very negative” - and not a good use of his time.

The Lang Toun politician will continue to use his Facebook page to connect with constituents.

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Mr Hanvey found himself back in the political spotlight as he was sacked from his front bench role as vaccines spokesman at Westminster, just days after being appointed.

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His party made the move after he backed an online fundraiser for a defamation case against fellow SNP MP, Kirsty Blackman.

A spokesman for the politician said: “Neale had been using Twitter mostly in a personal capacity and was finding it distracting, very negative, and just generally not a good use of his time.

“He realised after recent events that now was as good a time as any to come off Twitter entirely.”

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