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Chinese SNP councillor quits amid racism claims

The Scotsman reports:

Scotland’s only Chinese SNP councillor has quit the party amid claims of being subjected to a “racist attack” and “bullying”.

Yen Hongmei Jin, 29, says she was forced to resign after the party’s top brass failed to protect her against “discrimination” from local party members…

Ms Jin, who was elected in 2012, stepped down from the party last month citing “irreconcilable differences”. But she said her decision came as a result of the party’s failure to deal with the matter.

Ms Jin, who was born in China’s Zheijang province but moved to Scotland in 2003, will now continue her political career as an independent candidate.

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