MP sexual harassment claim: SNP's Patricia Gibson has denied claims of inappropriate behaviour

SNP MP Patricia Gibson has denied abuse claims as she reportedly faces a complaint of sexual harassment.

Patricia Gibson MP

SNP Patricia Gibson, the MP for North Ayrshire and Arran, told The Scottish Sun the claim was "malicious" and "without any foundation".

It is understood the allegations concern a 22-year-old SNP employee with whom the MP was drinking in Strangers bar in Westminster in January 2020.

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A complaint was reportedly made against the MP in March.

It follows claims made against Patrick Grady, the party's former Chief Whip, earlier this year.

Mr Grady has stepped down from his Chief Whip role while the investigation is ongoing.

Responding to the allegations towards Ms Gibson, the SNP told the BBC individuals were entitled to have complaints dealt with confidentially and it would be inappropriate to comment further.

Ms Gibson has been the MP for North Ayrshire and Arran since 2015.

She recently became the SNP's spokesperson for housing, communities and local government.

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