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Nicola Sturgeon's SNP in financial turmoil as accounts show £320,000 blackhole

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP accounts show losses over £300,000

Nicola Sturgeon: SNP accounts show losses over £300,000 (Image: Express/GETTY)

In 2019, expenditure from the party rose to £5.6million while legal fees also rose to £156,483. 

The records for 2019 comes within a year which covered spending in the EU Parliament elections and general election. 

This is the second year the party has recorded a deficit, after reporting a loss of £319,161 in 2018. 

Overall, the party's income stood at £5,290,815 - a rise from £4.7million in 2018. 

A large part of that cash flow was £2,247,344 from the party membership and £904,695 from donations. 

The reason in part to the overall deficit, was £1,557,871 and £1,101,024 spent on campaigning and staff respectively. 

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