Scotland’s EU election campaign

Michael Moore in Brussels
Michael Moore in Brussels
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“Scotland’s place in Britain and in Europe are things worth fighting for,” said Borders MP Michael Moore at the launch of the Scottish Liberal Democrats European election campaign.

The European Parliamentary elections will be held on Thursday, May 22, when Scottish electors will vote for six MEPs to represent them in Europe.

In 2009 Scotland returned two SNP and two Labour MEPs, and one MEP each for the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives.

Nine parties are contesting the Scotland constituency, and a total of 21 candidates. Parties fielding candidates are: Britain First; no2eu; British National Party; Scottish Greens; Scottish Nationalist Party, UK Independence Party, Liberal Democrats, Conservative, and Labour

Michael Moore MP said: “Cutting ties with the rest of the UK or walking away from the European Union would mean a major gamble and that is why Scotland’s place in Britain and Europe are things worth fighting for.

“This European election boils down to one simple question. Are you in or are you out? My message to voters across the Borders is clear. If you want to keep Scotland in Britain, in Europe and in work, then you need to back the Liberal Democrats at these elections.

“We need a Member of the European Parliament who will work tirelessly to keep the UK together and protect jobs by standing up for Scotland in the EU. That is why we have to support George Lyon and the excellent Liberal Democrat team.”

All polling stations will be open for people to cast their votes, even Cranshaws and Abbey St Bathans Village Halls, recently earmarked for closure by Scottish Borders Council.