An East Renfrewshire woman who served as a SNP MP has been found guilty of embezzling almost £25,000.

Natalie McGarry, who represented Glasgow East between 2015 and 2017, was convicted of two charges of embezzlement – totalling £24,635 – after a trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

A jury found her guilty by majority of a charge of embezzling money while she was treasurer of the Women for Independence campaign group between April 2013 and November 2015.

McGarry, of Clarkston, was also found guilty by majority of a second charge of taking money between April 2014 and August 2015 when she was treasurer, secretary and convener of the Glasgow Regional Association of the SNP.

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