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Susan Leslie will deliver for Dunfermline at Holyrood

October 23, 2013 1:09 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader Willie Rennie MSP today warned that aWillie RennieWillie Rennie choice between Labour and the SNP in Dunfermline is no choice at all.

After days of by-election campaigning where Labour and the SNP have focused on bickering over leaflets rather than delivering for Fife, Mr Rennie said that wasn't what people in Dunfermline deserve.

Speaking as the final day of campaigning got underway, Mr Rennie said that Susan Leslie would be an effective and energetic campaigner who would help him get things done in the Scottish Parliament.

Commenting, Mr Rennie said:

"People in Dunfermline want things done to make their lives better, not typical political bickering from the SNP and Labour. Petty squabbling over leaflets will not help young people into work, protect college places or get action on Dunfermline's hospital. It's just not good enough.

"It is clear that a choice between the SNP and Labour is no choice at all. You either get another nationalist backbencher who will just bang the drum for independence or a Labour candidate who has changed her position on critical local issues more often than a yoga instructor.

"Susan Leslie is an effective and energetic campaigner who will help get things done at the Scottish Parliament."

Susan Leslie added:

"Labour and the SNP are happier fighting amongst themselves than doing right by residents here. It is no wonder that people think they have the wrong priorities for Dunfermline.

"People here have been let down by the SNP. They want a return to the service they got when Liberal Democrats represented Dunfermline at Westminster and Holyrood. That is what I would deliver from my very first day at the Scottish Parliament."