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Tory Euro candidate meets Eyemouth fishermen

John Lamont MPS, right, in Eyemoutwith Ian Duncan, Councillor Jim Fullarton and Robert Greenshields, the Berwickshire Conservative Branch chairman

John Lamont MPS, right, in Eyemoutwith Ian Duncan, Councillor Jim Fullarton and Robert Greenshields, the Berwickshire Conservative Branch chairman

Scottish Conservative European Parliamentary candidate Ian Duncan joined local MSP John Lamont as he visited Eyemouth to meet with local fishermen and farmers.

While visiting the Eyemouth Hippodrome, the pair discussed European agricultural and fisheries policy, and how it could be changed to help local producers.

Mr Duncan, a former secretary to the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation and European Adviser to the Scottish Parliament, is top of the party’s list for the elections in May and is hoping to take over from current MEP Struan Stevenson, who is stepping down.

He said: “Working for the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, I was a regular visitor to Eyemouth. I know just how hard things have been for those in the fishing industry along the Berwickshire coast. Farmers as well have been hit by regulations handed down from Brussels that are only making it harder for them to do their job.

“I enjoyed the chance to get to meet with local stakeholders and listen to their thoughts and concerns. Scotland needs to have a strong Conservative voice in the European Parliament who us fighting their corner, and if elected I would work tirelessly to secure the best deal for our fishermen, farmers and small businesses.”

 

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