The SNP has won the European election in both Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire as Scotland voted emphatically to reject Brexit.

The SNP received 41.6% of the vote in Renfrewshire, 33.6% in East Renfrewshire and 38% nationally. The SNP won in every part of mainland Scotland, with the party making history by achieving the country’s biggest ever margin of victory at a European election and securing 3 MEPs. 

The emphatic win means the SNP is on course to send Alyn Smith, Christian Allard and Aileen McLeod to the European Parliament. 

Commenting, returning SNP MSP Tom Arthur said:

“People in Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire and across the country, have sent a strong message that Scotland does not want Brexit.
“This is the biggest European election win for any party ever seen in Scotland. Winning 3 of 6 available seats in Scotland is simply phenomenal.
“Throughout this campaign the SNP has offered a message of hope and ambition. Scotland wants to be part of an EU that allows us to travel, work and live freely across Europe.
“Scotland deserves better than a Westminster system that isn’t working – it’s no wonder more and more people believe Scotland’s future should be as an independent country within the EU.”

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