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Sex abuse and bullying row at Scottish Youth Parliament sees at least three budding politicians quit

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A scandal-hit youth charity has seen members resign over safety concerns and bullying. Young people leaving the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) believe it is no longer a safe place after a sex abuse storm was revealed by the Sunday Mail.

At least three budding politicians have cut ties with the organisation since allegations about t heir former chairman, SNP councillor Jordan Linden, emerged earlier this year.

Teri Mooney, a former member of the SYP for Paisley, resigned last week and, in her resignation letter, said: “The Scottish Youth Parliament is supposed to be a safe place for all young people to come together to make change and represent the young people of Scotland.

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