Today, Theresa May’s massive U-turn has taken everyone by surprise after she repeatedly ruled out an election until 2020. There is no doubt her decision is based purely on party politics and her belief that she will be able to wipe the floor with the Labour party in England, setting us up for long term right wing Tory party rule for years and years to come.
We all know that a Tory Government means more austerity cuts, rising poverty and a hard Brexit that will cost jobs. So now, more than ever, it is important we have strong representation for Scotland’s communities at Westminster, opposing this right-wing agenda and doing everything we can to protect Scotland’s public services and economy.
It has been a tremendous privilege and an honour to serve the people of Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East over the last two years as your local MP. We’ve managed to achieve a good deal, but there is still much more to do and that’s why I look forward to asking the people of my home constituency to give me their backing once again in June.