Res­i­dents give views on gen­eral elec­tions

Sixth time at the bal­lot box since in­dyref

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

Theresa May has called for a snap elec­tion on June 8 which will be the sixth time res­i­dents have been asked to vote in less than three years.

MPs ap­proved the Prime Min­is­ter’s plans at West­min­ster af­ter the House of Com­mons backed the poll by 522 votes to just 13 .

And since this means the peo­ple of Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang will be re­turn­ing to the polls just weeks af­ter the coun­cil elec­tions, we asked our read­ers on the street for their thoughts on an­other elec­tion.

“I think it’s all be­cause of the SNP,” said Elaine Bar­ton from Cam­bus­lang. “They keep go­ing on about this in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum and I think they caused all this. There’s is too much un­set­tle­ment in the UK and I think we should all stick to­gether.”

John Brown, also from Cam­bus­lang, thought the elec­tion would help boost the Prime Min­is­ter’s author­ity within West­min­ster.

He said: “It will shut all those folk up on the front row. It’s just be­cause of this one that peo­ple think there has been too many elec­tions.”

Cameron John­son from Burn­side agreed: “I think it’s a good thing. I think what she is do­ing is good and it will keep the oth­ers quiet.

“She gets it all the time, peo­ple say­ing she wasn’t voted in. ”

Du­gald Pater­son said it would help clear the air over who should run the coun­try but added: “There has been too many but we only have our­selves to blame for that.

“The SNP are ask­ing for too much as well.”

I think it’s all be­cause of the SNP. They keep go­ing on about in­de­pen­dence Elaine Bar­ton

Keep oth­ers quiet Cameron John­son

Stick to­gether Elaine Bar­ton

Clear the air Du­gald Pater­son

Author­ity John Brown

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