“Statistically, young people are the demographic segment of the electorate that is the least likely to vote, but it is vital that they do.”
“If this is the best that the UK system can deliver in terms of protecting consumers in the off-gas grid areas of the north of Scotland then I feel that energy policy needs to be controlled much closer to where the real issues are. “
Orkney Constituency MSP, Liam McArthur, LibDem, has encouraged all Orkney residents to make sure they are registered to vote in the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary Election.
“I want to see Orkney’s energy work for Orkney’s people, giving everyone access to affordable warmth, and that means taking control of these policies in Scotland. “
“As your readership will be aware, we have an election coming up on 6 May 2021.”
“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.” ― Abraham Lincoln
” I had hoped going into this last one that things maybe had improved at the end but it seems the light at the end of the tunnel, was just the entry light to another tunnel. “
“Whatever transpires, events in America can only further reinforce our belief that Scotland can only flourish by doing what our stateside friends did two hundred and forty-four years ago. And make our own Declaration of Independence. “
In recent years Orkney has become a fight between two political parties – the LibDems who have held the seat since the reconvening of the Scottish Parliament and the SNP. The 3 other candidates: Conservative, Labour and Independent all lost their deposits in 2016.
Details on how to check you are registered to vote in Scotland and how to update your registration details