Conservative leader Theresa May has been accused of breaking electoral rules by disguising a campaign event as a children’s party.
Mrs May, who is in Scotland as part of her general election campaign, appeared at a private event in Crathes Village Hall which is near Aberdeen.
The event was billed as a “rally” for party activists and received considerable coverage on the BBC.
However the Tory leader is facing allegations that her party may have broken rules governing election campaigns after it emerged that the event was in fact booked as a children’s party.
Images posted on social media show the hall booked to hold a childrens party at the time of the rally.
A booking for ‘Child party’ appears under the name ‘Burnett’ for Saturday 29th April between 10:00 and 17:00.
SNP deputy leader Angus Robertson posted the following message on social media:
“So PM May has braved the Scottish electorate with a closed meeting in a forest, booked as a children party, apparently breaching the rules.”
If true, it will be embarrassing for the Conservative leader who has been accused of hiding away from the public. Mrs May has already refused to appear in any TV debates with her political rivals and has instead spent much of her campaign taking part in photo-ops and rallies in deserted and closed factories.