Comment on General Election

Commenting on the Prime Minister's announcement that there will be a General Election on 8th June, local MSP John Lamont said: “I very much welcome the Prime Minister’s announcement and agree 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.

“Local party members will be selecting the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party candidate for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk in the coming days.”