“We will focus relentlessly on building a fairer and more prosperous country for everyone who lives here”
All the results across the UK (including Orkney and Shetland in detail)
Alistair Carmichael won the seat for the Liberal Democrats with 10,381. Robert Leslie for the SNP came in second and polled 7,874.
“This is unlike any election that has ever been. It’s not so much an election as two referendums rolled into one.”
The packed room heard from Coilla Drake (Scottish Labour Party), Robert Leslie (Scottish National Party) and standing in for Alistair Carmichael (Scottish Liberal Democrats) was Liam McArthur MSP.
“Thousands of women in Orkney and Shetland have been adversely affected by the pension changes brought in by the Liberal-Tory coalition in 2011. “
“The current system of government has failed every single person in this country. “
“The time has come to reverse the brutal austerity of the last twelve years, the damaging effects of Universal Credit, with its 5 week waiting period.”
We support an independent Scotland whose motto is the command of Jesus to “Love your neighbour as yourself”.
Coilla Drake gave her views on Brexit and the effect it could have on industry in Shetland and Orkney.