SNP accused of breaking election rules for 'handing out' mince pies in Fife

SNP campaigners in Fife have been accused of 'treating' by allegedly giving festive mince pies to voters.

Mince pies on the Fife campaign trail have come under speculation. Picture: TSPL

It has been claimed a member of the public complained to police about the incident in North East Fife yesterday.

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A spokesman for the Scottish Liberal Democrats said: "Parties are not permitted to give away treats for voters. It shows how desperate the SNP are."

But the SNP dismissed the claims, insisting the snacks were for campaigners in Newport-on-Tay.

Campaign leader for the seat, Jenny Gilruth MSP, said the Liberal Democrats were 'panicking'.

"Their claims are absolute mince," she added.