Brexit cost to South Lanarkshire

New figures show that Scotland has felt huge losses on EU imports and exports since Brexit, as well as the decimation of direct EU funding.

Figures from the House of Commons Library revealed that, since leaving the EU, exports from South Lanarkshire to the European Union are down by £108 million, while imports are down by £38 million.

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has said voters across South Lanarkshire have been left poorer as a result and that only independence can offer a way back into the EU.

Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley said:

“People in my constituency and across Scotland can feel the impact of Brexit, whether through the loss of trade opportunities or the loss of funding coming in from the EU.

“Whilst the cost-of-living crisis continues to ravage on, I am focused on supporting my constituents in Lanark and Hamilton East.

“Only with independence can Scotland rejoin the world’s largest single market with EU membership.”