Lib Dems ap­peal toYes vot­ers

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Lo­cal Lib­eral Democrats have made a di­rect ap­peal to Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang vot­ers who voted Yes in the in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum but are frus­trated by the SNP Gov­ern­ment’s stance on public ser­vices.

Lead Scot­tish Par­lia­ment Lib­eral Demo­crat can­di­date for Ruther­glen South ward Coun­cil­lor Robert Brown said that the 2016 Scot­tish Par­lia­ment elec­tions were an op­por­tu­nity to tackle the chal­lenges fac­ing lo­cal schools, hos­pi­tals, po­lice and em­ploy­ment.

He said: “The ques­tion at the elec­tions is not whether Scot­land should be in­de­pen­dent or not – that ques­tion was re­solved by the Ref­er­en­dum de­ci­sion last year. The ques­tion is how do we want to run our public ser­vices?

He main­tains chil­dren en­ter­ing pri­mary school in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang to­day will prob­a­bly be in a big­ger class than those who have just left.

He also high­lighted prob­lems faced by the sin­gle po­lice force, the grow­ing short­age of GPs and a threat to cen­tralise GP Out of Hours ser­vices.

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