Sturgeon’s Last Year Marked by Financial Strain and No Major Campaigns
- Membership Meltdown: SNP’s membership figures plummet by a staggering 30% in just 18 months, resulting in a sharp income drop from £2,516,854 in 2021 to £2,286,944 in 2022.
- Donation Drought: Reportable donations nosedive from £695,351 to a mere £368,538. With financial chaos evident, the party’s reliability on Scotland’s finances is under scrutiny.
- Murrell Money Matters: Peter Murrell, Sturgeon’s husband and ex-chief executive, is still owed £60,000 after loaning the party a whopping £107,620 in 2021. The disclosure of the loan only came to light a year later.
- Operation Branchform Bombshell: Escalating police investigation into misused donations results in arrests of party stalwarts, including Sturgeon, shaking the party’s core foundation.