RESULT IS BIGGEST EUROPEAN ELECTION VICTORY EVER SEEN IN SCOTLAND
The SNP has won the European election in Midlothian and East Lothian as Scotland voted emphatically to reject Brexit.
The SNP received 37.1% share of the vote in Midlothian, 32.6% share of the vote in East Lothian 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 Colin Beattie said:
“People in Midlothian, 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 independent country within the EU.”
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