Make sure your name is on the electoral register and that you do go out to vote in the European elections. People in Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse need to apply for a vote by 7 May to make sure they are registered in time. The elections take place on 23 May.

Don't forget about anyone in your household who has turned 18 since the last election.

Christina McKelvie, MSP Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse emphasises: " Our figures show that there are 600,000 Scots who are eligible to vote who have not yet registred.

"Amid the chaos of Brexit, there is a temptation to feel there's no point in voting. I was to assure you that this vote is absolutely vital for Scotland's voice to be heard in Europe.

 “People in Scotland overwhelmingly voted to remain in the European Union - but even many of those who voted to leave have real concerns about the extreme Brexit now being pursued.
“We know that Brexit will harm our economy, cost jobs and hit people's pockets, which is why it’s vital that anyone who has not registered to vote does so as soon as possible.
“Never before have European elections been so important. We need strong SNP voices in Europe to send a clear message that we will not accept a Brexit process which fails to represent Scotland's interests.
“A vote for the SNP is a vote to make clear that Scotland says no to Brexit.”