Alyn Smith thanks members
The SNP has chosen its top candidates for the European election next year in a membership ballot. Alyn Smith MEP welcomed confirmation of his place on the list.
"I'd like to place on record my thanks to all the members of the SNP for their support in this ballot and throughout my work as an MEP, the SNP is a team game.
"The SNP has a long and solid record in Europe working for Scotland and getting real results, and I'm delighted that the SNP party members have recognised that in this membership vote. I'm looking forward to the campaign and engaging with voters the length and breadth of Scotland. I'm proud to be part of such a strong SNP team, and relish the coming campaign.
"We have a strong team to fight the European election in May and I think we can do very well. We're taking nothing for granted and will work hard to earn the trust of the people of Scotland; we won the last European election and came achingly close to winning the third seat. I want to see us do better this time and take the largest share of the vote but that's a decision for the voters and we will have to earn every vote next year."