West­ern Isles

The Oban Times - - Districts -

NA H-EILEANAN an Iar MP An­gus Bren­dan MacNeil has been ap­pointed as the SNP spokesper­son at West­min­ster on en­vi­ron­ment and ru­ral af­fairs.

SNP West­min­ster leader Ian Black­ford last week an­nounced the new SNP team at West­min­ster.

Mr MacNeil said: ‘ As MP for Na h-Eilean an Iar and an ac­tive crofter, I am de­lighted to have been ap­pointed as the SNP spokesper­son on en­vi­ron­ment and ru­ral af­fairs.

‘Scot­tish agri­cul­ture and ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties are par­tic­u­larly re­liant on the EU for in­vest­ment, labour and fi­nan­cial sup­port and, with the com­mence­ment of the Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tions, the UK govern­ment must de­liver more trans­parency around this process.

‘The SNP will be the strong and ef­fec­tive op­po­si­tion to this weak Tory govern­ment – us­ing our in­flu­ence to fur­ther Scot­land’s in­ter­ests and de­liver fairer, pro­gres­sive poli­cies, to make our coun­try the best it can be.’

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