Jim Murphy has done an amazing and swift (ish) u-turn and has now sacked Stuart MacLennan as Labour's candidate for Moray.
So, not long after my initial blog post, the first candidate of the campaign has gone. Is Stuart the first candidate to be sacked because of twitter?
A message to all of those candidates on Twitter - your thoughts and comments are no longer your own!
Here is the official statement by the Scottish Labour party:
"Stuart MacLennan has been sacked as Labour's candidate for Moray for the totally unacceptable language which he has expressed online. On reading the comments in full, the Scottish Labour Party was outraged by their content and Scottish Labour's General Secretary took the decision to suspend his membership of the Labour Party. Stuart MacLennan is no longer a Labour Party candidate nor eligible to hold office as a Labour Party representative."
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