Election 2016 / Election: candidates don’t support EU exit

SIX WEEKS after the Scottish elections, a vote with potentially much more far-reaching consequences takes place when the UK votes on whether or not to leave the European Union.

While Brussels is far from popular in some quarters, most notably the fishing industry, all four Shetland constituency candidates are arguing the case to stay in Europe.

Tory candidate Cameron Smith and Liberal Democrat Tavish Scott both highlighted the economic arguments, while the SNP’s Danus Skene and Labour’s Robina Barton alluded to the historical reasons why the union was created in the first place.

Independent list candidate James Stockan, from Orkney, is meanwhile still weighing up the pros and cons.