SNP start on the road to election

Pictured are some of the team out canvassing in the local area as the campaigning for the election jumps up a gear.

Pictured are some of the team out canvassing in the local area as the campaigning for the election jumps up a gear.

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Despite the inclement weather, a large group of SNP activists were campaigning in Stornoway last Saturday, delivering leaflets and canvassing voters to support the re-election of MP, Angus MacNeil.

Delighted with the response on the doorstep, an SNP spokesman says: “We were making the point that both Labour and the Tories are committed to austerity policies and will impose yet more cuts on the poorest and most vulnerable people while the rich get richer”.

He adds that “Under the new wave of £35 bn of cuts, for which Labour and Tory MPs voted in Parliament on 13th January, many thousands of public sector workers will be sacked and the vital services on which so many of us depend will be slashed. SNP MPs voted against this sustained assault on ordinary decent people.”

The spokesman concluded that: “Only the election of the largest possible number of SNP MPs, holding the balance of power in a hung Parliament, can protect Scotland from the worst excesses of London’s cuts.

“Most Stornoway folk understand this, and the indications are that Mr MacNeil will be returned to Parliament on May 7th with a hugely increased majority.”