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MP Angus MacNeil pledges to “tirelessly hold Westminster to account” to protect Scotland during the Brexit negotiations if islanders vote him back into office.


Dispensing with the usual procedures to allow local branches to select their own candidate, SNP head office automatically selected sitting MPs to defend their seats.


Western Isles SNP convener, Margaret Martin, said she was “delighted” with their choice.


She added: “Angus is a hard-working and respected MP and we can depend on him to stand up for the islands.”


Mr MacNeil said: “It is a great privilege to serve the people of Na h-Eileanan an Iar in Parliament for the past 12 years and I hope to be re-elected on June 8th.


He added: “We have to protect Scotland’s interests as the Brexit negotiations take place. The SNP is the only party who stand up for Scotland and as MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, I will tirelessly hold Westminster to account to ensure that Scotland is protected.”


“There is a concerning lack of strategy at Westminster since the triggering of Article 50.”

He believes the Prime Minister called the election “as she knows that she isn’t going to get a deal on trade with Europe.”


Crofters would face a 20% on exporting of lambs to Europe while a 12% tariff would apply to fishermen send seafood abroad.


“In my role as Chair of the House of Commons International Trade Committee, I have a good perspective of the implications of tariffs and I am anxious that they are avoided.





SNP candidate Brexit negotiations election pledge

26  April 2017