SNP’s Angus MacNeil launching his election campaign in Na h-Eileanan an Iar today said:

“It is a privilege to have been chosen by local SNP members to stand as candidate for the 2019 Election. The Election of 2017 was unexpected but this election has been predicted almost every month since June 2017.

“For Scotland this Election is about choosing our own future – about what kind of country we want to be and about taking control of our own affairs. For the United Kingdom the Election is about Brexit – breaking away from our European partners and exiting the  free trade deals we currently enjoy. As Chair of the International Trade Committee, I have seen the World Trade Organisation(WTO)  tariffs and how countries try to join together in blocs to prevent having to pay the higher rates attached to WTO deals. There is no good Brexit – no other trade arrangements will give the UK the benefits it currently enjoys – even the Tory Governments own reports show that.

“The current Labour Party are in disarray as they have been for a number of years – not sure if they support the Tory Brexit or if they are a Remain Party ready to be propped up by the Lib Dems. In Scotland a lack of leadership has left Labour a poor shadow of a once proud party that could claim to speak for the people.

“Today, in Scotland the party that speaks for the people of Scotland is the SNP, the party which continues to govern as Westminster sinks, the party of Free Prescription, Free University Tuition , Free Bus travel for the elderly and the many other privileges that living in Scotland affords.

“I would encourage everyone to vote  SNP on December 12th  and allow me the honour of representing you in Westminster where I will Stand Strong in the interests of Na h-Eileanan an Iar and Scotland.”