AN SNP candidate has spoken out after her campaign materials were defaced by anti-Semitic graffiti. 

Dr Lisa Cameron, SNP candidate for East Kilbride, Strathaven & Lesmahagow, posted a photograph on Twitter of her campaign materials that had been defaced with Swastikas. 

She said: “Shocking anti-Semitism on our doorsteps now as my leaflet is defaced and sent back to me by racist cowards. If your aim is to deter democracy you won’t win.”

Cameron's campaign leaflet included a paragraph dedicated to tackling anti-Semitism, where she explained that she had been working with the Holocaust Educational Trust to promote equality. 

Cameron has been the subject of abuse before, when a fake Twitter account purporting to be her was created in November, after which she vowed "not to let the bullies win".

Last week, the constituency office of Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell was defaced by vandals who smashed a window and scrawled "SNP OUT" in spray paint on the wall.

Cameron told the East Kilbride News she had experienced the worst of politics during the General Election campaign.

She added: "Racism and anti-Semitism has risen from deplorable depths in politics and a failure to deal with this at the very top.

"Mainstream politics has lost touch with people across the UK, leading to disillusionment and disenfranchisement."

MSP Gillian Martin, a fellow SNP member, described the act against Cameron as "shocking and cowardly" on Twitter.