Parliament logo


People's Vote

If there is an opportunity to give people another say to reaffirm our desire to stay in the EU then I, and other SNP MPs, would back it.

That includes seeking an extension of the Article 50 negotiating period, voting for a new referendum on Brexit if that choice is put to the House of Commons and seeking to build consensus for continued membership of the single market and the customs union.

Whilst my party colleagues and I would vote, unconditionally, for a People's Vote on Brexit, we must ensure that Scotland is once again not put in a position where the country votes to remain in the EU, but is dragged out anyway as a result of votes elsewhere.

The democratic deficit has been clearer than ever over the past two years.

I am still of the mind-set that the best future for Scotland is an active member of the EU. Whilst I support a People's Vote, as people may be changing their mind as the Brexit circumstances unfold, a repeat of the outcome from the 2016 EU referendum that saw Scotland vote to remain, but still faced with being taken out of the EU against our will would be unacceptable.

Should the People’s Vote arise in Parliament, I would vote for it, but we must ensure Scotland’s voice is heard and respected should there be another vote. Otherwise, , it won’t resolve the same issue that Scotland faced in 2016 and we’d face exit anyway.

Tags: brexit

Southside MP questions Prime Minister on overturning Article 50

Stewart McDonald MP asked the Prime Minister if overturning the triggering of Article 50 was open to parliament.

MP slams Tories' Trump-esque immigration plans

Stewart McDonald MP has slammed the Tories “Make Britain Great Again” immigration policy.

Debate on the Sewel Convention

Stewart McDonald MP said the UK Government must do more to speak up for the people of Scotland, and protect the Scottish Parliament.


Tags: brexit

Urgent Question - Legal challenge to EU Continuity Bill

Stewart McDonald MP said the UK Government's legal challenge to the Scottish Parliament's EU Continuity Bill raises serious questions about their attitude towards to the Scottish Parliament.

@StewartMcDonald on Twitter