Brochers set for day at the polls

European Parliament.
European Parliament.

Voting to decide which six candidates will represent Scotland in the European Parliament begins today.

Campaigning in Fraserburgh had peaked last week after Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond made a visit to the returning Super Saturdays events.

With him, European candidate Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh and current SNP MEP Ian Hudghton also visited Fraserburgh.

Conservative candidate Ian Duncan, meanwhile, met with campaigners at Fraserburgh’s harbour, urging them to continue to back the Conservative party in Europe.

The European Parliamentary elections take place from today across Europe, with the results expected on the evening of Sunday, May 25.

In total, 751 MEPs will be elected, representing over 500 million citizens in Europe’s 28 member states.

In Scotland, nine political parties will vie for the six available seats, with each party putting forward six candidates.

The parties are as follows, in alphabetical order: Britain First; British National Party; Conservative; Green Party; Labour Party; Liberal Democrats; NO2EU; Scottish National Party; UKIP.

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