‘Glasgow obsessed’ Sturgeon attacked for locking Aberdeen down despite lower Covid cases – Daily Express

NICOLA STURGEON has been accused of “slamming” Aberdeen into lockdown despite cases in Glasgow were higher, a Scottish Tory MP has claimed.

In August last year, Aberdeen was forced into the country’s first local lockdown, with pubs being forced to close and people banned from travelling more than five miles from their homes. However, the move was widely criticised by Opposition party members.

Now, Scottish Tory MP, Braden Davy, has said the SNP is a “Glasgow obsessed party” and refused to put the city into lockdown despite having higher Covid cases.

Mr Davy, MP Angus North & Mearns, tweeted: “SNP under Nicola Sturgeon is a Glasgow obsessed party which doesn’t understand the North East.

“That’s why they slammed Aberdeen into lockdown at breakneck speed but refused to do the same in Glasgow when Covid cases were HIGHER.”

He then claimed an “SNP majority” would destroy the North East if they win the Holyrood election in May.

Mr Davy added: “Remember the North East pumped billions into Scottish coffers which the SNP wasted, and when the oil price collapsed did we get support? Nope.

“They refused to reassess business rates and slashed NE council budgets.

“An SNP majority would destroy the North East.”

When Aberdeen was plunged into lockdown, Douglas Lumsden, co-leader of Aberdeen city council, hit out at Ms Sturgeon and claimed Glasgow was a “yes city”.

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