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Lingerie entrepreneur Michelle Mone leaves Scotland and blasts SNP

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22 May 2015

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Ultimo founder Michelle Mone has announced her intention to leave Scotland in the near future, but pledged that her company’s headquarters will remain in Glasgow.

Having first been a model after laving school at 15, Mone founded MJM International in 1996, a company which went on to develop the now famous Ultimo bra.

In the run in to the 2015 general election, Mone came out in support of the Conservatives and announced in her column with The Sun that: “”I am genuinely concerned that we could end up sleepwalking to this outcome: Ed Miliband in Downing Street, being bullied about by Nicola Sturgeon.”

She believed that Labour and the Scottish National Party (SNP) would be a “horror show” for the economy. “Their sums just don’t add up,” she added.

She saw the Conservative agenda as being the best one for business, adding that these days retailers “have smiles on their faces” and the “high street’s buzzing”.

Explaining her new decision to leave Scotland, Mone said on Twitter: “Been a long hard decision, but I’m moving away for many reasons. Ultimo HQ will still remain. My passion and love will never die for #Scotland.”

She then went on to add: “Not to all the SNP muppets. I haven’t turned my back on Scotland purely biz global commitments [sic]. I certainly won’t miss u angry, hated, jealous lot [sic].”

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In April, it was announced that Mone had put her £1m Glasgow property on the market, having initially bought it in 2011.

Mone’s other entrepreneurial activities have included founding her own fake tan business, called UTan.