Alistair Carmichael won the seat for the Liberal Democrats with 10,381. Robert Leslie for the SNP came in second and polled 7,874.
General Election 2019 Climate Hustings
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.
Letters: “Pin the Blame Where it Belongs”
“Thousands of women in Orkney and Shetland have been adversely affected by the pension changes brought in by the Liberal-Tory coalition in 2011. “
Focus on Industry by Orkney & Shetland Labour GE Candidate Coilla Drake
Coilla Drake gave her views on Brexit and the effect it could have on industry in Shetland and Orkney.
Climate Change Focus for Robert Leslie SNP GE Candidate for Orkney & Shetland
“We have a moral responsibility to tackle climate change and to lead the way in showing how our society can transition to net zero”
Maree Todd MSP: Sensing a ‘change in the islands’
“The SNP has been spending over £100 million a year since 2013 mitigating to protect people from the worst aspects of Tory welfare cuts.”
Letters: “Clear on Nuclear”
“Vote for Jo the woman you know is happy to blow us all to kingdom come.”
Letters: “The democratic deficit”
“Let’s take a step back and escape from the election hullabaloo for a minute and look at what unites us all when it comes to voting.”
Letters: “British in the same way that Scandinavians are Scandinavian”
“It’s easy to forget that Scandinavia was once unified in much the same way as the UK.”
6 Candidates to Contest Orkney & Shetland #GE2019
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