Liberal Democrats announce Parliamentary candidate

8th May 2017

Local Liberal Democrats have selected Rutherglen Councillor Robert Brown as their candidate for Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency at the General Election.

Speaking after his selection, Robert Brown said:

“Liberal Democrats go into this election in good heart, buoyed by the highest percentage of the vote for some years in last week’s Council  elections. We stand full-square for Scotland in the United Kingdom and Britain in Europe.

It is time to send a message to both Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon that Rutherglen and Cambuslang do not want to be dragged out of either the United Kingdom or the European Union.

This is the most open election in Rutherglen for years and the Liberal message – outward looking, international, tolerant and optimistic – is in stark contrast to the division and parallel universes offered by the Conservatives and the SNP. Liberal Democrats are the real opposition to both.”

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