Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Daniel McCroskrie, has signed the Scottish Fishing Federation's Brexit pledge ahead of the General Election on June 8th.
The pledge, which all General Election candidates have been asked to sign, ask that candidates support the declaration which notes that Brexit offers a 'Sea of Opporunity' for the fishing industry and fishing communities and also to pledge to "avoid any policy, practice, regulation or treaty which could return (the industry) to the Common Fisheries Policy".
Candidate Daniel McCroskrie said, "Following the incredibly tragic events in Manchester, it is important that we grieve for those who lost their lives but we must also continue to carry out our democratic duties. We can't let terror win. With that sentiment in mind I am delighted to attach my name to the Scottish Fishing Federation's Brexit pledge so that our important fishing industry can thrive outwith the EU. Having work for Vote Leave and campaigned for Brexit, I want to see us get the best deal possible from the EU negotiations, but I will absolutely oppose any deal that sees us remain in the Common Fisheries Policy. I want to challenge all of my opponents in this election to sign the pledge. The industry needs their solid commitment that they will fight their corner every step of the way".