POSTERS calling for MP Kenny MacAskill to resign have been stuck up outside the East Lothian MP’s office in Haddington.

Vandals targeted the office on the town’s Sidegate with messages of ‘Time to resign Kenny’ and ‘All Lecherous By Association’ after Mr MacAskill defected from the SNP to the newly-formed Alba Party.

Mr MacAskill’s change of parties, which came at the same time as he unveiled plans to become a Lothian MSP while remaining East Lothian’s MP, had been met with fierce criticism and calls for a by-election by rival politicians.

The politician said that the window was broken last week, with posters now appearing.

He said: "A window in the office was broken, as indeed other property was damaged in Haddington town centre.

“Sadly, there has been a spate of anti-social behaviour and vandalism across the county, with community assets and private property damaged.

“There's no excuse for such behaviour and the police are investigating.”

Mr MacAskill became East Lothian’s MP in December 2019, having previously been an MSP for more than 15 years.

Originally, the 62-year-old served as a Lothian MSP from 1999 to 2007 before going on to represent Edinburgh East and Musselburgh, and then Edinburgh Eastern, until 2016.

Throughout that period, Mr MacAskill represented the SNP but last weekend he announced he would be moving to the Alba Party, standing alongside former boxing world champion Alex Arthur, Christina Hendry and Irshad Ahmed for the Lothian area for the upcoming Holyrood election.