MSP calls for calm as PM prepares for exit from EU

Corri Wilson, SNP MSP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock.
Corri Wilson, SNP MSP for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock.

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock MSP Corri Wilson has addressed concerns over the aftermath of the EU referendum in an open letter.

The SNP MSP warns: “The country and the economy have been taken to the edge of a cliff since the EU referendum, and our new Prime Minister must show strong leadership if we are to return to more stable ground.

“I hope that she will now work with Nicola Sturgeon to protect Scotland’s place in Europe.”

Addressing the post-referendum political landscape, Ms Wilson writes: “The dust is finally starting to settle after the upheaval and uncertainty of the last few weeks. While the UK collectively voted to withdraw from the EU, the result here in Ayrshire, and across Scotland, was overwhelmingly to remain, and it is understandable that many people are concerned about the implications of the vote.

“I am conscious that many projects and organisations across Ayrshire are reliant on European Union funding, and that many of our local businesses depend on their access to the European market.”

She added: “I have written this week to both East and South Ayrshire councils to try and get a picture of the impact on local projects, but I would welcome contact from any group or business within my constituency concerned about the impact of this decision.”