“We are stronger together as part of the UK and can build a recovery that leaves nobody behind.”
At the same time, the accounts also reveal that Peter Murrell, Nicola Sturgeon’s husband, earned nearly £80,000 last year as SNP chief executive.
It was the first time the party had published the figure in a number of years and was disclosed after the SNP accounts were published by the Electoral Commission yesterday.
Mr Murrell has been dogged by claims of a lack of transparency within the party headquarters.
However, the accounts state: “As of May 31, 2021, the annual salary of our chief executive is £79,750.”
They also referred to the controversy over the “missing” £600,000 in donations for a second independence referendum.
The accounts state “if a donor expresses a wish for his/her donation to be utilised for a particular purpose Chief executive – whether of his/her own accord, or because they have donated in response to a particular appeal – this is recorded within HQ and a running total of such requests recorded”.
The accounts also reveal the overall number of SNP members at the end of 2020 was at 105,393, down from 125,691 on December 31, 2019.
There has since been an increase to more than 119,000 by the end of May 2021.
The SNP has been approached for comment.
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