Ayr painter Craig Hainey. It followed the opening of Mr Hainey’s new business in Ayr’s North Harbour, to which he had invited Tory MSP Sharon Dowey.
He then claims to have received a call from McPherson asking why Ayr MSP Siobhian Brown had not been asked along instead. Mr Hainey, who has opened Pro Paints, claims McPherson warned him: “I hope this doesn’t affect your business”.The SNP worker this week admitted making the call and said he had been “trying to clear up confusion between list MSPs and MSPs”.
He also admitted offering Mr Hainey £50 after the Ayrshire Post had got in touch over the allegations. But McPherson insisted: “I went into the shop to speak to Craig and apologise.“I am really, really sorry.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk