Former SNP treasurer to stand down at next general election

The SNP MP previously quit as the party's finance boss over a 'lack of information'.

Former SNP treasurer Douglas Chapman to stand down at next UK election in Dunfermline and West Fife seat

The SNP’s former treasurer has announced he will stand down at the next general election.

Writing in an open letter, Douglas Chapman said serving his constituents had been the “privilege of my life”.

The MP for Dunfermline and West Fife was in charge of the SNP’s finances from 2020 – 2021 when he quit after saying he had not been given enough information to do his job.

“Despite having a resounding mandate from members to introduce more transparency into the party’s finances, I have not received the support or financial information to carry out the fiduciary duties of national treasurer,” he said at the time.

“Regretfully I have resigned with immediate effect.”

On Monday, he said he will also stand down as an MP.

In an open letter to the party and his constituents, he said: “This has not been an easy decision for me to reach, however following discussions with my family and close political friends I have decided not to seek nomination to be an SNP candidate at the next Westminster election.”

He added: “This is not about retirement, far from it! I intend to work hard for my constituents for the remainder of this parliament and continue to raise expectations and ambitions in our constituency.

“I will continue to work towards achieving our national mission to see Scotland become a confident, prosperous and happy independence nation and help us ‘settle up’ once and for all.”

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