Voters must choose between SNP division or Scottish Conservative delivery

6 Nov 2019

Voters face a stark choice between more Nationalist division and the Scottish Conservative plan to deliver for Scotland, former Scottish Secretary David Mundell said today.

He was speaking on the first official day of campaigning alongside Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw on a visit to Peebles in the Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweedale constituency.

Mr Mundell pointed to the record of Scottish Conservative MPs over the last two years, during which time they have delivered a freeze on whisky duty, £2.3bn tax relief for the oil and gas sector, a seasonal workers scheme for Scottish agriculture, a VAT exemption for Police Scotland, and extra funding for Scottish farmers.

By contrast, Nicola Sturgeon’s slate of candidates are offering only to lay out the red carpet for Jeremy Corbyn – and then impose another divisive second independence referendum on Scotland.

David Mundell Westminster parliamentary candidate for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale said today:

“The choice at this election is clear: either we get more division from the SNP or more delivery of people’s priorities with Scottish Conservatives.

“Whether it’s supporting our oil and gas industry, the whisky trade or our rural economy, Scottish Conservatives have fought hard in Whitehall to get Scotland’s voice heard. Every Scottish Conservative MP elected next month will press hard for more.

“By contrast, Nationalist MPs have one job only – to be Nicola Sturgeon’s little Westminster helpers and secure another divisive independence referendum.

“Voting Scottish Conservative at this election will stop Nicola Sturgeon’s referendum in its tracks and ensure we get a government that delivers for Scotland.”