Joanna Cherry sacked from SNP frontbench at Westminster

QC had clashed with ex-deputy leader Kirsty Blackman over party’s policies on transgender rights

Joanna Cherry, one of Nicola Sturgeon’s fiercest internal critics, has been sacked from the Scottish National party’s frontbench at Westminster after a public feud with its former deputy leader last week.

Cherry, an advocate and queen’s counsel, announced on Twitter that she had been sacked as the party’s spokesperson for home affairs in a reshuffle of the SNP’s Commons frontbench, and immediately hit out at her Westminster colleagues and party leadership over its strategy on independence.

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