Dear Orkney News
Our present MP has cost the constituency getting on for THREE TRILLION POUNDS during his time in office. Shetland figures show a balance of £76 million per year left in the UK Treasury after the tax/grant/subsidy merry go round. That figure will be similar for Orkney, an average of £7,600 per household – money that would be better left in our pockets and our economy.
It’s obscene that our councils are looking to make cuts to services, while our MP can (or will) do nothing about it. We are encouraging people to vote for Shetland (and Orkney) by writing NO THANX across their ballot papers. All spoiled papers are counted. Even though we believe the election to be illegal here, we can’t stop it, but a strong protest vote will help to secure change.” www.nothanx.org
Stuart Hill, Shetland
There are 6 candidates standing in the Orkney and Shetland Constituency to be held on Thursday 12th of December.
David Stephen Barnard, Independent
Alistair Carmichael, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Coilla Anne Drake, Scottish Labour Party
Jennifer Fairbairn, Scottish Conservative and Unionist
Robert Fraser Leslie. Scottish National Party (SNP)
Robert Watt Smith, The Brexit Party