The Scottish Liberal Democrats have announced that Neil Mitchison is to be the Liberal Democrat candidate in the constituency of Na h-Eileanan an Iar at next month’s election.

Neil, who stood as Liberal Democrat candidate there in the 1990s, spent 25 years working for the European Commission, including several years as European Commission representative in Scotland. He twice stood as Liberal Democrat candidate for the European Parliament and is, also, a familiar voice on Gaelic radio.

Neil said:

“I am honoured to be chosen again to represent the Liberal Democrats. Let us be clear: this election is all about Brexit, and every vote for the Liberal Democrats counts towards our objective of stopping the damage Brexit has already done to our economy and our society.

“Only once we get Brexit out of the way can we address all the other urgent matters which need attention, including the NHS, education and social policy - all of which have suffered from the Tory Government’s austerity.”

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie said:

“Neil Mitchison would be an excellent MP for the Western Isles, replacing the divisive Angus MacNeil.

"Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrats have shown a clear leadership in fighting Boris Johnson and Theresa May’s Brexit disaster and campaigning for a People’s Vote on the terms.

"Longstanding Labour and Conservative supporters are disenchanted with their leaders and are looking for something better, while too many have been let down by years of SNP misrule. Liberal Democrats like Neil can offer a brighter future."


Notes to editors:

To contact Neil:

e-mail - [email protected]

phone - 07958155831

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