Conservative, Argyll and Bute
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.