The anti-Brexit ‘Change UK’ have just lost their lead candidate in Scotland for the EU Elections – who is now backing the Liberal Democrats.
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David Macdonald, who will still appear on the ballot for Change, is changing his support with a endorsement for the LibDems instead.
David Macdonald says Change UK have a “very similar” platform to the Lib Dems in Scotland, being pro EU and pro UK. Decision is “purely about mathematics”, due to the danger of splitting the pro-Remain vote to the benefit of the Brexit Party pic.twitter.com/2QW5RQlcnn
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The previous Change lead candidate for Scotland, Joseph Russo, stood down after one day.
Change’s Chuka Umunna responded by saying: “It is obviously disappointing that this candidate has chosen to pledge allegiance to another party – he has let down his fellow candidates and activists.”
The new party continues to make little impact in the polls. Quite the contrast to the fortunes so far of the Brexit Party.