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Jo Swinson campaigns alongside Beatrice Wishart in Shetland

August 13, 2019 5:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Liberal Democrat Leader Jo Swinson is in Shetland today campaigning alongside Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate for Shetland Beatrice Wishart. The pair will be visiting a local tech firm, celebrating Shetland Boat Week and campaigning in central Lerwick.

Commenting on the visit Jo Swinson said:

"The Liberal Democrats are a positive, progressive force making real ground across the UK. While Labour and the Conservatives battle among themselves and become more and more extreme we offer a clear vision of Scotland's future at the heart of the UK and the EU.

"Our party has a long history of standing up for the Northern Isles. Beatrice is a brilliant local candidate with a clear determination to fiercely defend Shetland's interests in Holyrood.

"The SNP's blinkered focus on independence above all else puts Scottish jobs, trade and the stability of our public services at risk. It's important voters use this election to firmly reject their inward-looking calls to break away from our closest neighbours."

Beatrice Wishart added:

"It's fantastic to have Jo Swinson in town supporting my campaign to be Shetland's next MSP.

"Voters shouldn't be faced with the gruesome choice between Boris and Corbyn. The Liberal Democrats want to get on with improving public services and tackling the issues that matter - transport, education and health."