Con­ser­va­tives mark in­de­pen­dence day

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tive can­di­date Tay­lor Muir (pic­tured) thanked the tens of thou­sands of vot­ers in Ruther­glen, Cam­bus­lang and Blan­tyre who voted ‘No’ on what would have been in­de­pen­dence day.

Af­ter sub­mit­ting his nom­i­na­tion pa­pers for the elec­tion, Tay­lor marked the first full day of cam­paign­ing by pledg­ing to de­fend their de­ci­sion to keep Scot­land part of the UK.

He said: “Today is about re­mind­ing the gov­ern­ment of the firm de­ci­sion Scot­land as a whole and South La­nark­shire made, a de­ci­sion Ni­cola Stur­geon promised to re­spect but is try­ing des­per­ately to ig­nore.

“Ev­ery vote for me in Ruther­glen, Cam­bus­lang and Blan­tyre and for the Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tive and Union­ist Party on the re­gional bal­lot pa­per at this elec­tion is a vote for MSPs to con­cen­trate on our schools and hos­pi­tals, not drag us back to an­other di­vi­sive ref­er­en­dum on in­de­pen­dence.”

Tay­lor is al­ready look­ing to schools as part of his cam­paign and lam­basted the named per­son leg­is­la­tion im­ple­mented by the SNP.

He said:“The SNP want to ap­point a state guardian for ev­ery child, over the heads of par­ents and against the wishes of the ma­jor­ity of this coun­try.

“Ni­cola Stur­geon is spin­ning fu­ri­ously to try and hide the facts of this dra­co­nian mea­sure, which places an of­fi­cer of the state above par­ents and gath­ers in­for­ma­tion on chil­dren with­out parental con­sent.

“It’s com­pletely dis­hon­est to sug­gest that a par­ent choos­ing not to en­gage with a named per­son is the same thing as be­ing able to stop their child from hav­ing one im­posed in the first place.”

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