We’re party of union
Taylor Muir reckons the Conservatives are now the only party capable of protecting the Union for voters in Rutherglen and Hamilton West.
With the SNP’s sweeping gains and Labour’s dramatic collapse, the increase in Conservative voters in Scotland has flown under the radar slightly.
And in Rutherglen, where many non-Labour supporters were expected to tactically vote for Tom Greatrex, the Tory vote fell by just 190 on five years ago.
The 19-year-old said:“It’s important we have a strong Conservative voice, especially in the Scottish Parliament. A lot of unionists put their faith in Labour and they were well beaten. I think the idea of Labour being the party of the Union is now gone.”
Mr Muir was also delighted his party had won a majority of seats across the UK and revealed he would likely campaign for a No vote if David Cameron grants an in-out referendum on the EU.
He said:“I‘d like us to stay in the EU but you have to accept UKIP got four million votes. You need to respect that, although I’d be surprised if I wasn’t on the‘in’side.”