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John Lamont MSP: Voters in Borders will have a clear choice for election

John Lamont MSP Photo: John Lamont MSP

Local MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, John Lamont, says voters in the border will have a clear choice between the SNP and the Conservatives.

In a statement released by the Scottish Conservative Party member, Lamont said an election in June is "necessary to secure the strong and stable leadership the UK needs to see us through Brexit and beyond."

Voters in the Borders will have a clear choice between the SNP, who will use this campaign to try and manufacture a case for separation, and the Scottish Conservatives who will stand up for a strong Government to get the best Brexit deal for Scotland.

The Borders is currently represented by an MP who is pushing for a re-run of the Scottish independence referendum and who does not accept the result of the UK wide EU referendum last year. The Borders and the UK deserves a strong Government, not the division and political game playing that the SNP and Labour are obsessed with.

– John Lamont MSP

The statement also said local party members will be selecting the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk in "the coming days".

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