Voters in the Western Isles should use the upcoming European election to send a message to Theresa May that “Scotland has had enough of being ignored”, says MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar Alasdair Allan.

The SNP launched their European campaign today [Thursday] as postal ballots arrived with 750,000 voters across Scotland.

Alasdair Allan MSP said:

“The Western Isles voted to Remain in the EU – just like every part of Scotland. But we face the prospect of a shambolic Tory Brexit that threatens to have a devastating impact on on living standards, our public services, and the economy.

“Since the referendum, I’ve spoken with people who voted to leave and I can understand – though obviously not agree with –their reasons for doing so. However, the promises which were made simply do not match the chaotic reality unfolding before everyone’s eyes. That is why more and more people are calling for Brexit to be stopped.

“On May the 23rd by voting SNP, people can send a clear and unequivocal message to Theresa May: Scotland’s future lies in Europe and Scotland has had enough of being ignored.

“Since Winnie Ewing was elected to the European Parliament for the Highlands and Islands forty years ago, the islands have had strong SNP advocates in Brussels. I want to take this opportunity in particular to recognise the work done for the islands’ fishing and crofting interests by Ian Hudghton MEP, who is standing down at this election.”

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