A Change UK MEP candidate has change sides.
David Macdonald urged folks to vote for the Liberal Democrats on Could 26 after ending his candidacy as a result of he thought that will be the easiest way to cease Brexit.
The unbiased councillor in East Renfrewshire was afraid votes for anti-Brexit events Lib Dems, SNP and Greens may very well be diluted if he stood.
He argued this might pave the best way for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Celebration to get an MEP in Scotland.
Talking exterior the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh after campaigning for 3 weeks, Mr Macdonald mentioned: ‘For me it was just purely about the mathematics of this, we’re taking a look at a very totally different political panorama in Scotland from the remainder of the UK.’
He added: ‘There comes a point in politics where you realise you have go to do something for the greater good.’
Scottish Liberal Democrat chief Willie Rennie welcomed the choice, saying: ‘I’m grateful for the step David has taken.
‘I do know it isn’t straightforward making this resolution, it was tough, and he has been contemplating it for fairly a while.
‘I think this gives us a real opportunity to send a message across Scotland that if you want to stop Brexit you need to vote Liberal Democrat.’
In a letter to Anna Soubry of Change UK Mr Macdonald wrote: ‘I have come to the point where I have realised I must do what is best for the future of this country before anything else.’
Change UK spokesman Chuka Umuna was not glad along with his, saying: ‘It is obviously disappointing that this candidate has chosen to pledge allegiance to another party – he has let down his fellow candidates and activists.’