Rona Mackay was elected in May 2016 with a 8,100 majority in Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

Prior to this, she was a journalist in national newspapers for more than 20 years, before becoming Parliamentary Assistant to Clydebank and Milngavie MSP Gil Paterson, with whom she worked for nine years before becoming elected.

 

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SNP WIN IN EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE AS SCOTLAND SAYS NO TO BREXIT


The SNP has won the European election in East Dunbartonshire as Scotland voted emphatically to reject Brexit.


The SNP received 34.5% of the vote in East Dunbartonshire and 38% nationally. The SNP won in every part of mainland Scotland, with the party making history by achieving the country’s biggest ever margin of victory at a European election and securing 3 MEPs.


The emphatic win means the SNP is on course to send Alyn Smith, Christian Allard and Aileen McLeod to the European Parliament.

Ms Mackay said:

“People in East Dunbartonshire, and across the country, have sent a strong message that Scotland does not want Brexit.

“This is the biggest European election win for any party ever seen in Scotland. Winning 3 of 6 available seats in Scotland is simply phenomenal.

“Throughout this campaign the SNP has offered a message of hope and ambition. Scotland wants to be part of an EU that allows us to travel, work and live freely across Europe.


“The people of East Dunbartonshire have once again put their faith in the SNP giving us a 3,799 majority over the Scottish Liberal Democrats. Local MP Jo Swinson was nowhere to been seen on polling day. East Dunbartonshire deserves better than absent MP or a Westminster system that isn’t working – it’s no wonder more and more people believe Scotland’s future should be as independent country within the EU.”


Picture: Cllr Gillian Renwick

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