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Dunfermline MSP Bill walker suspended after allegations of domestic abuse

By Darren Brown
Posted Mar 4, 2012 in Crime
The Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) has suspended MSP Bill Walker after allegations arose relating him to domestic abuse.
All three of his ex-wive's have claimed he regularly abused them. He has also apparently admitted to even hitting his step-daughter with a frying pan.
Walker, who is 71, was elected to the Dunfermline seat for the SNP in 2011.
Walker has been heavily criticized for comparing gay rights campaigners to Nazis and has long opposed plans for same-sex marriages.
A spokesman for the SNP said: "The allegations relate to events many years ago, before Mr Walker entered politics.
"They are clearly very serious, and the SNP's strong and consistent position is one of zero tolerance of violence against women.
"No such information was reported in Mr Walker's candidate process, as is required of all prospective candidates, and therefore we have suspended Mr Walker from both the party and the parliamentary group pending a full investigation of the facts and circumstances."
Whilst investigations are ongoing, Walker will have no place in the Scottish Government.
He is refusing to comment on any aspect of the allegations.