SNP, Argyll and Bute
This election is about protecting Scotland from a hard-right, hard Brexit. Only a strong group of SNP MPs can protect Scotland’s vital interests.
The EU single market supports around 80,000 Scottish jobs and that loss could be devastating for our economy.
The Scottish Government submitted a firm proposal to the UK Government to set a clear path for Scotland to remain both within the UK and the single market but this was dismissed out of hand by Theresa May’s government.
The mandate for any referendum at the end of the Brexit process was decided by the electorate at the 2016 Holyrood elections. Let’s be very clear, though: the Brexit vote was forced upon us by the Tories. We voted to remain in the EU and we were promised in 2014 that a vote against Scottish independence was a vote to secure our EU membership.
At the time of this snap election, I was scheduled to host a constituency first, a Chinese business summit in Campbeltown - to introduce our local producers and businesses to the lucrative Chinese market.
My focus is on strengthening Argyll and Bute’s economic regeneration through cooperation between all stakeholders, the council, HIE and the Scottish Government. Concurrently, I have pressed for the faster roll-out of superfast broadband, digital and physical connectivity throughout Argyll and Bute.
Having built strong relationships and good working partnerships across the constituency, I will continue to champion Argyll and Bute as a fantastic place to live, work and do business.