Angela backs #StayInScotland campaign

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has backed the Scottish Government’s #StayInScotland campaign.

The campaign, set up by the First Minister, is encouraging EU Nationals to remain in Scotland after the UK leaves the European Union.

The Scottish Government has also announced package of support for European citizens that will consist of:

  • £250,000 for community based support across Scotland
  • a support and advice service for EU citizens with more complex needs or particular challenges
  • a toolkit for employers, including posters, factsheets, digital content and guide directing EU citizens to further guidance

Commenting, Angela said:

“EU Nationals living within my constituency contribute so much to the diversity and richness of their communities – it is vital for our economy that they know they are welcome and will be supported to stay in Scotland.

“The Scottish Government have been clear that citizens from the EU are very much part of the fabric of this country and should continue to be post-Brexit.

“I will continue to argue for further change as necessary to the UK Government’s Settlement Scheme and will provide practical advice directly and through businesses and community groups.

“But overall, message is clear: EU citizens are valued, welcome here, and we want them to stay.”