Richard Leonard, Leader of the Labour Party in Scotland, will be visiting Orkney this week. He will be appearing at a public meeting on Friday 25th May, 7.00pm in the Albert Hotel, Kirkwall.
Richard Leonard said:
“I am delighted to be visiting Orkney.
“As the General Election showed, there is nowhere the Labour Party can’t win and I’m excited to bring my message of real change to Kirkwall and beyond.
“Too often, communities in Scotland are left behind by a centralising SNP government that is simply not interested in local democracy. Labour is offering a political vision of real change that will work for every part of Scotland.
“We will invest in our lifeline ferry services and railways, and bring them back into public ownership ensuring they work for people not profit. We will support the rights of workers, including supporting cooperative and employee-owned businesses. And we will genuinely end Tory and SNP austerity, investing in communities all across Scotland.
“This agenda of real change will truly deliver a country that works for the many, not the few and ensure that no community is left behind.”
A spokesperson for the Orkney Labour Party said:
“We are delighted that Richard has accepted our invite to come to Orkney and to put across Labour’s message. In recent weeks, we have seen the cuts to the Council’s budget which are a result of the Tory/SNP cuts to local government budgets.”