SNP councillor steps aside after sexual harassment investigation

Cllr Jordan Linden
Cllr Jordan Linden

A councillor has stepped down after sexual harassment allegations involving the Scottish Youth Parliament were reported to the police.

Jordan Linden, who represents the SNP on North Lanarkshire Council, has stepped aside from his role after police were called in by the Scottish Youth Parliament - comprised of around 150 young people, aged between 14 and 25.

Mr Linden, 22, has stepped down from the SNP opposition in North Lanarkshire and has denied any wrong-doing.

He said: “I’ve been cleared of wrong-doing already; the allegations are false.

“I hope the police will act against those who are spreading lies against me.

“I have stepped aside from the SNP until the matter is resolved.”

A spokesperson for the SNP said: “We have contacted Police Scotland and they tell us there is no named individual currently under investigation.”

Police Scotland have been contacted by the Scottish Youth Parliament over “possible inappropriate conduct by some of its members and former members”.