Voters in Renfrewshire South should use the upcoming European election to send a message to Theresa May that “Scotland has had enough of being ignored”, SNP MSP Tom Arthur has said.

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

May 9 is also Europe Day, which celebrates peace and unity in Europe.

SNP MSP Tom Arthur said:

“This is by far the most important European election in Scotland’s history.

“Both East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire voted to Remain in the EU – just like every part of Scotland. But we face being dragged out of the EU anyway.

“On May the 23rd by voting SNP, people in Renfrewshire South can send a clear and unequivocal message to Theresa May.

“Scotland has had enough of being ignored.

“Scotland’s future lies in Europe. A vote for the SNP is a vote to make clear Scotland says No to Brexit.”

The SNP’s six candidates – three men and three women – are led by Alyn Smith, who has been an MEP since 2004. Christian Allard, who was born in France, is second on the list of candidates, followed by the party’s former environment minister Aileen McLeod, ex-Rutherglen and Hamilton West MP Margaret Ferrier, Scottish Borders councillor Heather Anderson, and SNP national executive committee member Alex Kerr.

The European election is on Thursday 23rd May.

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