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A new poll has suggested that the majority of voters in West Dunbartonshire believe Brexit was a mistake, 3 years on from the UK officially leaving the European Union.

Polling released this week by Unherd found 63 per cent of people in West Dunbartonshire agreed that Britain was wrong to leave the EU, alongside every other Scottish constituency.

Speaking on the 3rd anniversary of Brexit, local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes said that leaving the EU has had a disastrous impact on businesses and households across the constituency.

It comes as Bloomberg analysis suggests Brexit is costing the UK £100billion a year in lost output, and the IMF forecasts the UK will be the only major economy to shrink in 2023.

In 2016 every constituency and local authority in Scotland voted to remain, with 62 per cent of Scots backing continued membership of the EU.

Commenting, Martin Docherty-Hughes MP said:

“Each week I speak with businesses and households in West Dunbartonshire struggling with the damaging impact of Brexit.

“Leaving the EU has cost the UK billions, damaged trade, and increased costs for businesses and consumers.

“People in West Dunbartonshire and across Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in 2016 and that result should’ve been respected.

“Instead, we’ve been dragged out against our will and forced to endure the decline and economic hardship that’s come with it these past 3 years.

“Brexit has been disastrous for Scotland, yet the Labour party inexplicably backs the Tories in blocking any return to the EU or single market under Westminster control.

“It’s clear now that the only way for Scotland to escape Brexit decline and build a prosperous future is with independence.”

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