Sturgeon accused of ‘shameless quest to hoard power’ – SNP facing grassroots revolt
The Scottish nationalist outfit’s management style is reportedly so secretive that even its own members are demanding a radical rethink amid concerns over “transparency”. Sick of the perceived lack of accountability, grassroots members have put forward a plan to make major changes to its governance ahead of next week’s conference.
This could “embarrass” the party’s top brass – who are also dealing with a row regarding £600,000 in donations to pay for another independence referendum campaign.
Members are making calls for the reintroduction of the SNP National Council which traditionally acted as the body that set party policy and acted as a bridge between members and the leadership, the Scottish Daily Express reported.
It was abolished for 2018 and replaced by a national assembly, at which party members from Scottish Parliament regions are represented.
In a resolution calling for its reinstatement, the SNP Eastwood branch claimed that abolishing the council “reduced opportunities for policy-making and scrutiny.”