RESULT IS BIGGEST EUROPEAN ELECTION VICTORY EVER SEEN IN SCOTLAND
The SNP has won the European election in North Ayrshire as Scotland voted emphatically to reject Brexit.
The SNP received 42 per cent of the vote in North Ayrshire and 38 per cent nationally.
Locally the Conservatives received 13 percent and finished behind the new Brexit party who polled 18 per cent of the vote. Labour’s vote fell by 18.7 per cent compared to the previous election in 2014 leaving them in 4th place with just 10 per cent of voters.
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, SNP MSP, Ruth Maguire, said:
“People in North Ayrshire, 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.
We’ve witnessed a collapse in support for both the Tories and Labour – with Labour suffering a particularly dramatic fall as Scottish Labour had its worst ever result. Both parties have failed to meet the challenges presented by Brexit. And they have failed to represent the interests of people in Scotland. The Westminster chaos which preceded this vote highlighted the contempt in which Scotland is held.
“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 independent country within the EU.”