Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Willie Rennie - campaigning in Dundee

Yesterday, I and my local party colleagues had the pleasure of another visit from Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie MSP to support our Dundee City Council election campaign.    Here's some photos from a great day!


Willie with me at Harris Academy, where we discussed the Harris Academy re-building project
Willie with my Strathmartine Ward colleague Iliyan Stefanov, who is campaigning for road safety improvements on Strathmartine Road
And ... Willie with Ferry Ward candidate Craig Duncan, a hard-working campaigner for all in Broughty  Ferry
Here's the party's latest news release :



Voters have been urged to back a local champion on Thursday, not a cheerleader for independence.  The call came from Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie, who has joined forty seven campaigns in eighteen council areas, personally talking to thousands of voters on their doorstep. 

During his visit to Dundee yesterday, Willie Rennie said:

“Throughout my campaigning across the country, meeting thousands of voters, I have found increasing concern about the SNP and their independence goal.  People have told me how much they value their local Liberal Democrat who sticks up for their community.  They have told me they want a local champion who will sort out the pavements and potholes and back the local school and the home helps.  

“Liberal Democrats take pride in providing a good service to local people.  Liberal Democrat Councillors listen to what people want, do something about it and report back. 

“This contrasts with the offer from the SNP.  With the referendum approaching fast rather than a local champion you’ll get a cheerleader for independence by electing an SNP Councillor.

“Alex Salmond’s support for Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers over phone hacking shows that the SNP will do anything to secure independence.  It shows every one of their councillors will be a cheerleader for independence spending every moment on the local council plotting and planning to break up Britain.”

“Up and down Scotland, Liberal Democrat councillors like Fraser Macpherson in Dundee are listening to their constituents. They are working hard for their local community, they are involved in local groups and most importantly – they are getting things done.”