LIB DEM deputy leader Jo Swinson came under fire from the SNP yesterday after it came to light that she wasted over £2,000 on undelivered leaflets.
Ms Swinson’s campaign spending came just £210 under the limit but reports say this was only after £7,000 was removed from the total.
The SNP says the deputy leader faces “serious questions” over the missing funds. Ms Swinson — who won back East Dunbartonshire from the SNP in June’s general election — submitted an official return showing she spent £14,409 during the campaign.
But critics say the total should have been higher as £2,700 spent on leafl ets was removed because they were never delivered and another £4,040 of “national” spending was also disregarded.
Ms Swinson claims the four figure sum was not included as it promoted the Lib Dems rather than her as a candidate.
An SNP spokesman said: “Voters will find it hard to believe so much cash could be spent on leaflets that just vanished. It was an election, not an illusion show.”
A Liberal Democrat spokesman said all candidates followed clear guidance over election spending.