Nicola Sturgeon vows to focus on elections after inquiry cleared of breaching code

James Hamilton finds first minister did not breach ministerial code over dealings with Alex Salmond

Nicola Sturgeon has vowed to lead Scotland into the crucial May elections after being cleared of breaching the ministerial code over her dealings with Alex Salmond.

James Hamilton, a former Irish prosecutor, has rejected a series of allegations that the first minister deliberately misled Holyrood about when she knew about sexual harassment allegations against her predecessor being investigated by Scottish government civil servants.

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