Conservatives mark independence day
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.”