“In my daily work I see the effects of fuel poverty. No one in our islands should have to choose between heating and eating when we have so much renewable power on our doorsteps. As your SNP MP I’d lead a campaign to overhaul energy policy and ensure the Northern Isles can play our part in a fair transition to a low-carbon economy, based on affordable, renewable electricity”.
“Our Lib Dem MP supported the damaging roll-out of Universal Credit and changes to women’s pensions, causing unnecessary hardship to thousands of islanders. Spending cuts, driven first by Alistair Carmichael’s Tory/Lib Dem coalition and then by increasingly right-wing Tories, have damaged households across these islands. Inequality is growing. Just look at the disgraceful statistics for foodbank use in Orkney and Shetland”.
“I will always oppose austerity and seek a fairer future for all. And the SNP will always fight to keep Scotland’s NHS safe in public hands – away from grasping American drug cartels”.
“After voting Lib Dem for over half a century it’s time the Northern Isles tried a new tack. We need a loud and clear SNP voice to say we’re fed up with the broken Westminster system, which has sidelined Scotland and made a mockery of the claim that the UK is a family of equal nations”.
“Westminster has not served our islands well. The SNP government in Edinburgh has done far better. It’s time to bring all the functions of government home to Holyrood”.
“If elected I will stand up for every single one of my constituents and ensure that the voices of Orkney and Shetland are heard at Westminster”.