Pro-Kurdish MP @NatalieMcGarry "safe" following detention by Turkish officials
Foreign Office confirms brief detention of British national over trade union visit
GLASGOW MP NATALIE MCGARRY was detained by police in Turkey as part of a delegation travelling through the country in support of Kurdish democratic rights.
The representative for Glasgow East was part of a GMB Union visit to Diyarbakir, a city contested by Turkish and Kurdish forces, which has witnessed recent bombing attacks and mass protests.
SNP MP Phil Boswell to face parliamentary investigation over business interests
MP is the latest SNP parliamentarian to face allegations of extra-parliamentary financial controversies
SNP MP PHIL BOSWELL is facing a parliamentary investigation over his failure to register his directorship of a company and his receipt of an interest free loan.
The MP for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill is set to be investigated by the Commons standards committee after he allegedly failed to register his directorship of his company Boswell and Johnston Ltd in the Commons register of interests.
McGarry suspended from SNP amid investigation into missing campaign funds
MP Natalie McGarry denies any wrong-doing but resigns SNP whip as more claims emerge around missing campaign donations
The MP at the centre of a police investigation into a five-figure missing campaign sum has resigned the SNP whip, saying the decision was taken "in the best interests of the party".
New claims have emerged that suggest the internal investigation at campaign group Women for Independence (WFI), which McGarry co-founded in 2012, could have been ongoing on for over a year before police were alerted.
"I really hope she can explain herself": Campaigners want answers over McGarry allegations
MP Natalie McGarry must account for five-figure missing donations, say activists, as Women for Independence reports 'discrepancies' to police
MEMBERS of the Women for Independence national committee have expressed concern over a potential abuse of trust after revealing that tens of thousands of pounds donated during the Scottish independence referendum campaign went missing.
As police report spike in hate attacks, is xenophobia on the rise in Scotland?
As protestors demonstrate against the housing of asylum seekers in an Ayrshire village and Police Scotland report a spike in racially aggravated crimes in the wake of the Paris attacks, we ask whether xenophobic sentiment is on the rise in Scotland.
Spotlight on Glasgow East: Labour clinging to its heart and sole fighting Glasgow MP
As part of CommonSpace General Election coverage Michael Gray visits the Glasgow East constituency as tensions boil between SNP and Labour activists
"WE have to remove Labour's Glasgow hegemony," Natalie McGarry tells me - proving that this election in Glasgow East is far from ordinary. The atmosphere on a hot, sweaty Thursday afternoon in Easterhouse's Bannatyne House proves it.
The election stakes are high.
Margaret Curran on the precipice as Gordon Brown launches Glasgow Labour campaign
Former prime minister accuses the SNP of failing to promise investment for 2015-16
GORDON BROWN went on the attack over SNP spending plans as he joined Labour's Margaret Curran in Glasgow on Monday to launch the campaign to save her seat.
As the Westminster parliament was dissolved on Monday, the starting guns have been fired on the respective campaigns up and down the country as the countdown to the 7 May General Election begins.
'Stop Turkish oppression of Kurdistan': @NatalieMcgarry cried over "terrifying" detention
Nato allies should intervene to end abuse of Kurdish people
GLASGOW MP Natalie McGarry has called for UK Government condemnation against ongoing atrocities committed by Turkey against the people of Kurdistan following her "terrifying" detention by special forces in the city of Diyarbakir.
McGarry was part of a delegation with Unite and GMB trade unions seeking to show solidarity with the millions of Kurdish people denied autonomy within current Turkish state borders, who have also faced decades of warfare as a result.