A Glasgow Tory  General Election candidate has been suspended by the  party.

The Scottish Conservatives have suspended Flora Scarabello, who is a candidate in Glasogw Central pending an internal investigation into “anti-muslim language”.

Flora Scarabello, candidate for Glasgow Central, will have support for her campaign withdrawn by the party.

The Conservatives said the suspension  follows the submission of a complaint to the party’s central office about the alleged use of anti-Muslim language.

It said while the party investigates that complaint, Ms Scarabello will have her membership suspended.

However, the deadline for removing her as a candidate has passed, meaning there is no option but for her name to still appear on the ballot paper.

A spokesman for the Scottish Conservatives said: “We take allegations like this extremely seriously.

“There is no place in the Scottish Conservatives for anti-Muslim language, or any other form of racial or religious discrimination.

“As such, we have immediately suspended the candidate and the complaint will be thoroughly investigated.”