SNP MEP Alyn Smith has urged voters to use their vote to help stop constituencies like Stirling from re-electing a Brexiteer Tory MP.
A new poll from YouGov has suggested that the SNP is on course to winning in each of the 13 Scottish constituencies currently held by Tory MPs.
Stirling’s Tory MP, Stephen Kerr, won by a slim majority of just 148 votes in 2017. Mr Kerr campaigned for a Leave vote in the 2016 EU Referendum and has supported leaving Europe without a deal.
The Stirling constituency voted to Remain in the EU by 68%.
Alyn Smith has announced that he is seeking the nomination from local SNP members in Stirling to be the Party’s candidate at the next General Election.
Commenting, Alyn Smith said:
“Stirling has been woefully let down by the current Tory MP who has said himself that he would rather crash out of the EU without a deal than not leave the EU at all. Not only would this cause severe damage to the local economy, but it also flies in the face of what more than two-thirds of his constituents voted for in 2016.
“This recent YouGov poll further demonstrates what we already knew: the only way to stop the Tories in Stirling is to vote SNP at the next election.
“At the European Election earlier this year, Labour gained just 6.2% of votes cast in Stirling; they simply can’t win here.
“It’s now only a matter of time until the next General Election is called, and Stirling is a two-horse race between an SNP candidate who will stand up for the interests of local people, or a Tory MP who will continue to stand up for Boris Johnson’s no deal Brexit.”
Coverage of YouGov poll: