Local News for Thursday 1st June 2017
SNP will not campaign in Uist and Barra
Election posters have been taken down in Uist and Barra, after the local SNP branch decided to end campaigning for the rest of the pre-election period. SNP candidate Angus MacNeil is a Barra native, and closely connected with the families of Eilidh Macleod, who died following last week's bomb atrocity in Manchester, and her friend Laura Macintyre, who remains seriously ill in hospital. The Convener of the Uist and Barra branch of the SNP, Michael A MacLeod, said that the branch had decided to permanently discontinue General Election campaigning, 'In light of the recent tragic events in Manchester, following consultation with local activists and other political parties.'