ALAN Brown said he was standing up for his constituents when he joined a mass walkout of SNP MPs from the House of Commons.

It happened when the party’s Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP, was ordered to leave by the Speake during Prime Minister’s Questions.

Mr Blackford had called for the House of Commons to sit in private, following the Prime Minister’s failure to bring forward emergency legislation on Brexit to ensure the Scottish Parliament’s position is considered as the UK leaves the EU.

Describing the situation as scandalous, Mr Brown said that for his constituents in Kilmarnock and Loudoun to be ignored on Brexit was a democratic outrage.

He added: “I walked out of the House of Commons because Scotland – and my constituents - have been silenced on Brexit.

“The UK Government’s Brexit legislation ignores the will of the Scottish Parliament and devolution as we know it - which the people of Kilmarnock and Loudoun, indeed, the whole of Scotland, voted overwhelmingly for.

“The Prime Minister gave a commitment that she would treat Scotland as part of a ‘union of equals’. Yet she pressed ahead with a power-grab in direct opposition to Scotland’s elected Parliament.

"The Tories haven't won a democratic mandate from the people of Scotland for over 60 years, yet they press on to claw back powers from Holyrood without consent. Their respect for Scotland is skin-deep at best.

"The UK government’s shambolic Brexit is putting jobs and livelihoods at risk – I will always stand up for the people of Kilmarnock and Loudoun in Parliament.”