Rennie: South Lanarkshire vote shows "rising tide" supporting a People's Vote

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today praised the decision by South Lanarkshire councillors to back a final say on Brexit negotiations and called for other councils to back similar motions as part of a "rising tide" of support for a People's Vote.

The motion, put forward by Scottish Liberal Democrat councillor Robert Brown and backed by a majority of the council's executive committee, called for a People’s Vote on any final Brexit deal with an option to remain in the EU and instructed the council's Chief Executive to write to South Lanarkshire’s MPs, MSPs and MEPs, informing them of the Council’s view and asking them to support such a People’s Vote. 

Commenting Mr Rennie said: 

"Liberal Democrats have recognised from the beginning that Brexit will harm our economy, security and environment. 

"This vote is emblematic of the rising tide of support for a People's Vote across the whole of the UK and I hope that other councils will now follow South Lanarkshire's lead. 

"While Conservatives cause chaos and Labour sit on the sidelines, Liberal Democrats have been fighting for an Exit from Brexit. It's time for the other parties to recognise that public opinion has changed and back a People's Vote." 

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