SNP releases list of European election candidates

Written by Liam Kirkaldy on 26 April 2019 in News

Sitting MEP Alyn Smith tops the list, with former North East Scotland MSP Christian Allard in second place

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The SNP has released its list of candidates ahead of the upcoming European elections.

Sitting MEP Alyn Smith tops the list, with former North East Scotland MSP Christian Allard in second place.

Former climate change minister Aileen McLeod is in the third spot, followed by Margaret Ferrier, who was MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West until 2017.

The SNP has released its list of candidates ahead of the upcoming European elections.

Sitting MEP Alyn Smith tops the list, with former North East Scotland MSP Christian Allard in second place.

Former climate change minister Aileen McLeod is in the third spot, followed by Margaret Ferrier, who was MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West until 2017.

Releasing the list, Depute Leader Keith Brown said: “With the Westminster parties making a mess of Brexit, the European elections are Scotland’s chance to shine.

“Scotland is being dragged out of the European Union against our will. All our efforts to be heard on Brexit have been met with a brick wall.

“The people of Scotland have been ignored, the Scottish Parliament has been ignored. And, when the Scottish Government offered compromise, it was ignored too.

“Enough is enough. We need to send a clear message that we will not accept a Brexit process that silences Scotland, treats our Parliament and Government with contempt and fails to represent the interests of people in Scotland.

“And we need to take this opportunity to prove that Scotland wants something different from all this chaos – a seat and a voice at Europe’s top table.

“Only the SNP will champion Scotland’s place in Europe, and will make sure that Scotland’s voice is heard loud and clear.”

 

The full list:

1.            Alyn Smith

2.            Christian Allard

3.            Aileen McLeod

4.            Margaret Ferrier

5.            Heather Anderson

6.            Alex Kerr

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