Party leader joins cam­paign trail

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Ke­sia Dug­dale was not the only po­lit­i­cal heavy­weight to visit Ruther­glen this month.

Wil­lie Ren­nie, leader of the Scot­tish Lib­eral Democrats, joined lo­cal can­di­date Robert Brown and party ac­tivists in cam­paign­ing for the Glas­gow re­gion list.

Mr Ren­nie joined Coun­cil­lor Brown at a street stall in Ruther­glen Main Street last week be­fore knock­ing doors in Cam­bus­lang.

He also vis­ited the open day at Ruther­glen Ten­nis Club where he watched young­sters in ac­tion on the courts and was briefed by com­mit­tee mem­bers about the club’s am­bi­tious ex­pan­sion plans.

Mr Brown said: “It was great to have Wil­lie Ren­nie in Ruther­glen and I am very glad to say we got a pretty good re­cep­tion, both at the street stall and in door knock­ing later in Cam­bus­lang.

“We ex­pect our strong sup­port in Ruther­glen con­stituency to help win a seat on the Glas­gow re­gion list and add to the lib­eral voice in Holy­rood.

“Ou r team was pro­mot­ing the Lib­eral Demo­crat cam­paign for a penny on in­come tax to in­vest in schools, col­leges and early years.

“It is clear peo­ple are be­com­ing very clear just how poor the SNP gov­ern­ment have been for ed­u­ca­tion. 150,000 col­lege places have been cut un­der their watch and ev­ery teacher and school staff mem­ber we have spo­ken to tells us about the ex­tra pres­sures they are un­der at school due to bud­get cuts from Ed­in­burgh.

“The whole is­sue of the SNP’s ed­u­ca­tion cuts is fast be­com­ing a key is­sue in the elec­tion.”

Ta­ble man­ners Robert Brown, Wil­lie Ren­nie and Lib Dem sup­port­ers

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