Axed Fife SNP candidate smashes fundraising target to continue independent campaign

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Supporters of an independent election candidate ditched by the SNP over an anti-semitism row have been slammed for boosting his crowdfunder.

A page launched to pay for the axed former Neale Hanvey’s election campaign in Kirkcaldy smashed its target in less than 24 hours.

He launched the Crowdfunding public donations page on Saturday in a bid to raise £2,000. It was approaching double that total on Sunday evening.

Mr Hanvey will contest the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency as an independent candidate after being suspended from the SNP over posts made on social media.

The money is to be used to fund Mr Hanvey’s campaign and promotional literature after the SNP removed all support and suspended him from the party on Thursday.

However, Stewart McDonald, the party’s defence spokesman and Glasgow South candidate questioned why nationalists were backing the former Fife Council SNP group…

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