Responding to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s comments on Labour’s position on a second independence referendum, Martin Whitfield MP said:

“It’s deeply concerning that John McDonnell has doubled down on his desire to ignore the party’s manifesto. 

“It’s an insult to Richard Leonard and the entire Scottish Labour Party., which is working hard to win back the trust of voters and help elect a Labour Government at Westminster.

“We are a pro-EU and pro-UK party that believes in solidarity, not nationalism, which is why we are firmly opposed to a divisive and unnecessary second independence referendum.”