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Jo Swinson: Scots in despair over Brexit should vote Lib Dem to halt it

The party’s leader will be campaigning in the UK’s most marginal constituency on Friday, North East Fife.

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson is urging Remain voters in Scotland to back her party in next month’s General Election (Aaron Chown/PA)
Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson is urging Remain voters in Scotland to back her party in next month’s General Election (Aaron Chown/PA)

By Katrine Bussey, PA Scotland Political Editor

Scots who “despair” over Brexit should vote for the Liberal Democrats to call a halt to the UK’s departure from the European Union, Jo Swinson said.

The Liberal Democrat leader will urge voters in Scotland – who rejected Brexit by 62% to 38% in 2016 – to support her party on December 12.

Our party is the home of Remain Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat leader

She will visit the UK’s most marginal constituency, North East Fife, which the SNP’s Stephen Gethins won in 2017 when he polled just two more votes than the Liberal Democrats.

While the SNP have also been campaigning strongly to halt Brexit, Ms Swinson urged Remainers north of the border to back her party – describing the Lib Dems as the “home of Remain”.

Ms Swinson, who will campaign alongside her party’s Scottish leader Willie Rennie in Fife on Friday, said: “Voters in Scotland who despair with Brexit should vote Liberal Democrat to make it stop.

“Our party is the home of Remain. We are the voice for the millions of people in every corner of the UK who have marched and protested against Brexit in towns and cities across the UK.

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Ms Swinson will campaign in Fife alongside Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie (Aaron Chown/PA)

“I want Scotland to be part of that growing, mass movement that is determined to keep our place in the European Union.

“This is the Brexit election and we should have a single, clear focus when we cast our votes, which is why I would appeal to the millions of people who want to stop Brexit to back the Liberal Democrats.

“The four nations of the United Kingdom are stronger when they work together so we should work together to stop Brexit.

“Together we can put a stop to Brexit and get on with building a brighter future.”

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