Tide turn­ing our way

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Lib­eral Demo­crat can­di­date Robert Brown says he can sense a“def­i­nite change in the mood” as the cam­paign pro­gresses.

He has held street stalls and de­liv­ered thou­sands of leaflets in the lead-up to May 5.

Mr Brown, who is also the lead Lib Dem can­di­date on the Glas­gow list, said:“I am pleas­antly sur­prised and im­pressed at the peo­ple who voted SNP last year who say they won’t do so again. I be­lieve quite a few of them are com­ing over to the Lib­eral Democrats. It is strik­ing how many peo­ple are un­happy with the per­for­mance of the SNP gov­ern­ment.

“Peo­ple are aware of the cut of 152,000 col­lege places since the SNP came to power, of the chal­lenges in the schools due to teacher and sup­port staff cuts, of the grow­ing GP and NHS crisis and of the way po­lice cen­tral­i­sa­tion was botched.

“That’s why the Lib­eral Demo­crat of­fer of nearly £500 mil­lion to trans­form ed­u­ca­tion is so pow­er­ful, paid for by a penny on in­come tax. It is sub­stan­tial and bold and it con­trasts with the timid way the SNP have re­fused to use the new tax pow­ers they have shouted about for so long.

“We have had a good cam­paign launch both in Ruther­glen and across Scot­land. We have run a pos­i­tive, up­lift­ing, op­ti­mistic cam­paign based on a bold pack­age of pro­gres­sive poli­cies.”

Op­ti­mistic Lib­eral Demo­crat can­di­date Robert Brown

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