SNP MSP Angus MacDonald is today welcoming the selection of Martyn Day as the SNP candidate in the Linlithgow and East Falkirk seat for the General Election – and has said that the election offers a chance for local people to reject the austerity and cuts agenda of the Westminster parties and to vote to secure the ‘extensive’ powers Scotland was promised in the Vow.

With Labour offering nothing more than a continuation of the Tories’ austerity plans – and each of the Westminster parties watering down their promise of ‘extensive’ new powers for Scotland – it is more important than ever that local people elect an SNP MP who will make sure Scotland’s priorities are heard at Westminster.

Commenting, Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald said:

“Martyn is an outstanding candidateborn and bred in the constituency -  who will work tirelessly over the next few months to bring the SNP’s positive message to the people of the Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency – and I’m looking forward to working with him as part of a strong, local SNP team.

“Labour have let our area down for too long.  The people of Linlithgow and East Falkirk deserve an MP who’ll always put the interests of Scotland first – rather than a Labour MP who has been joined at the hip with the Tories and supports a further £30bn of welfare cuts.

“I’m confident that Martyn will always stand up for local people – and will make sure East Falkirk’s voice is heard at Westminster like never before.”

SNP candidate Martyn Day added:

“I am absolutely delighted that local members have put their trust in me to be the SNP’s candidate in May – and I’m looking forward to taking the SNP’s positive message to the people of the Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency.

“Local Labour MP Michael Connarty was elected by the people of our constituency to stand up to the Tories - instead he has shamefully spent the last 2/5 years working shoulder to shoulder with them.

“People deserve an MP who’ll always stand up for their interests – and who’ll never vote to continue the economic failure of Tory austerity like Labour and Lib Dem MPs did just a few weeks ago.

“If I’m elected in May I will always stand up for local people – and will fight tooth and nail against austerity, unfair Westminster policies like the Bedroom Tax and the moral and economic obscenity of spending £100bn on Trident renewal.”

SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon said:

"While the Westminster parties want to make this election all about them, the SNP will make sure that Scotland's interests are promoted at every turn.

"With Labour and the Tories joined at the hip, electing a strong team of SNP MPs will mean that the people of Scotland can vote to get rid of the Tories, stand up to austerity economics, and make the Westminster parties stick to their vow to give real home rule to Scotland."

Copyright © Angus MacDonald MSP 2017

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