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Plea for EU citizens to stay in Moray

By Leanne Murray

MORAY'S MSP has made a plea for EU citizens to stay in Moray amid fears over Brexit.

Richard Lochhead made the statement after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pledged to help both EU nationals and employers.

The SNP leader wrote an open letter where she announced a 'Stay in Scotland’ package which will consist of £250,000 for community-based support, an advice service for EU citizens and a toolkit for employers.

Mr Lochhead said: “It is important to make clear that EU citizens will always remain welcome in Moray, and I will continue to do all I can to help people stay in Scotland.

“It’s wrong for the UK government to make EU citizens who have built their lives in Scotland, and who contribute massively to our economy and communities, apply for the continued right to remain in their own homes.

“With absolutely no clarity from Westminster, this announcement from the First Minister will provide welcome support for EU citizens across Scotland.

“I know from the public meetings I held in Findhorn and Elgin for EU nationals living in Moray that there’s a great deal of anxiety and confusion, so this support from the Scottish Government will no doubt be welcomed locally.

“I’d like to urge anyone who has issues or concerns they would like to discuss with me to please get in touch.”

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