Gary Mul­vaney

Con­ser­va­tive, Argyll and Bute

The Oban Times - - Election Special -

Only one vote on Thurs­day June 8 can beat the SNP in Argyll and Bute and stop the threat of a sec­ond in­de­pen­dence ref­er­en­dum – and that is a vote for Ruth David­son’s Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tives and Union­ists.

This time in Argyll and Bute it is a twohorse race be­tween the Na­tion­al­ists and the Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tives. Just look at how the par­ties did in the re­cent coun­cil elec­tions. The SNP se­cured 40 per cent share, Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tives 36 per cent, with the Lib Dems well be­hind on 16 per cent. In ev­ery ward, Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tives out­polled the Lib­eral Democrats. The facts are clear - the Lib Dems can’t win here this time and a di­vided op­po­si­tion will let the SNP back in.

Now is not the time for an­other ref­er­en­dum, less than three years af­ter the pre­vi­ous once-in-a- gen­er­a­tion vote in 2014. The peo­ple spoke dur­ing the coun­cil elec­tions to op­pose a sec­ond ref­er­en­dum but the SNP is still not lis­ten­ing. Labour is all over the place, with Jeremy Cor­byn stat­ing that indyref2 would be ‘ab­so­lutely fine’. By break­ing its once-in-a- gen­er­a­tion prom­ise, the SNP has made this elec­tion about indyref2 but we need to send it a clear mes­sage to get on with the day job.

Across the UK, the choice could not be clearer. Theresa May as our Prime Min­is­ter with the strength to get the best deal for us in Europe (how­ever you like your Brexit), or Jeremy Cor­byn with a man­i­festo borne out of the 1970s.

As your MP, I will make sure Argyll and Bute’s voice is heard in West­min­ster. The polls and pun­dits are clear – only a vote for the Scot­tish Con­ser­va­tives and Union­ists in Argyll and Bute can beat the SNP.

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