We’re party of union

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Reaction -

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.”

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