A Tory hoping to represent Scotland at the European Parliament has said “normal people” do not support a second EU referendum.
Aberdeen solicitor Michael Kusznir, who is one of six Scottish Conservatives standing in the May 23 election, said the majority of voters in the north east “just wanted Brexit done”.
Mr Kusznir, 26, told the Press and Journal that the key challenge on the doorstep would be overcoming “apathy”.
He said: “It’s good to be a north-east voice on the list but hopefully these elections don’t happen and we get a deal.
“I think if we do go knocking on doors we’re just going to get a lot of apathy from people. I really think probably trust in politicians is quite low at the moment.
“People voted three years ago and they just want Brexit to be delivered.”
Mr Kusznir, who joined the Conservative Party aged 16 after an internship at Jackson Carlaw’s office, added: “I don’t think there’s any real support among what I would describe as normal people who are not involved in politics for another referendum.
“I don’t raise Brexit on the doorstep because people have more local concerns. They just want it done.
“Our campaign on the doorstep will be every vote for the SNP is going to empower them to push for a second independence referendum and the alternative is David Coburn who has not come across well in the time that he’s been in the European parliament.”
Mr Kusznir, who cut his teeth campaigning for the Tories in Glasgow, said he had been a “reluctant Remainer” in the referendum campaign, but would now vote Leave.
He said: “If there was another referendum I would vote to Leave now just because I think the treatment of the UK by unelected bureaucrats has been very poor.”
The EU elections are due to take place on May 23, with six MEPs elected from Scotland.
At the EU election in 2014, the SNP and Labour returned two MEPs each, and the Tories and Ukip one each.