A CLEAR CHOICE ON JUNE 8TH

It has been an honour and a privilege to represent Midlothian as your MP for the last two years. In this time I have been working on many different issues and representing the views of Midlothian in Westminster.

None of us expected to be going to the polls again at this time but with much work still to do I hope to have the opportunity to continue to represent you in Westminster.

In this election we face a clear choice, a choice between the most extreme right wing Tory Government in years, with the chaos of Brexit and the most appalling and inhumane policies like the rape clause and welfare cuts to the disabled, or a vote for the SNP to stand up and protect Midlothian’s interests at Westminster.

For the past two years the SNP has been the only real opposition at Westminster and now more than ever Scotland needs strong voices.

We must stand firm against the Tory agenda of hard-line austerity and for investment in public services, the SNP in this election will—as we always do—stand up for Scotland and Midlothian.

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SNP LAUNCH MIDLOTHIAN GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Midlothian SNP have today launched their General Election campaign at the Mining Museum in Newtongrange.

With voters going to the polls on June 8, Owen Thompson who has been the MP in Midlothian since May 2015, is urging voters to vote SNP to re-elect Owen Thompson to send a clear message that Midlothian rejects the Tories destructive and harmful austerity policies.

Owen Thompson, SNP candidate for Midlothian, said:

“In this election we face a clear choice, a choice between the most extreme right wing Tory Government in years, with the chaos of Brexit and the most appalling and inhumane policies like the rape clause and welfare cuts to the disabled, or a vote for the SNP to stand up and protect Scotland’s interests at Westminster.

“For the past two years the SNP has been the only real opposition at Westminster and now more than ever Scotland needs strong voices.

“We must stand firm against the Tory agenda of hard-line austerity and campaign for investment in public services, the SNP in this election will—as we always do—stand up for Scotland and Midlothian.”

THERESA MAY’S SNAP GENERAL ELECTION: MIDLOTHIAN MP JOINS HIS SNP COLLEAGUES IN CONTINUING TO PUT SCOTLAND FIRST

Owen Thompson, SNP MP for Midlothian, today (Tuesday 18 April) expressed his shock at the Prime Minister’s announcement of legislation for a snap General Election on 8 June 2017.  However, he has pledged to join his SNP colleagues in continuing to reject the UK Government’s narrow, divisive agenda, and in putting Scotland’s people first, in the weeks leading up to the General Election.

Commenting, Owen Thompson MP said:

“The Prime Minister’s announcement – and her U-turn on the concept of an early General Election – is not only unexpected but also shocking.  Yet again, the Tories are putting party above country, trying to do whatever they want and to get away with it – like making a hard Brexit almost inevitable.

“It is absolutely crucial that we stand firm against a Tory Party who wish to use this General Election as a mandate to push through even more of their punishing policies and cuts, as they push the UK even further to the right.

“When the Prime Minister said she was calling an election to ‘give the British people the chance to vote for a government that will put the interests of the majority first’, she didn’t mention the will of the Scottish people.

“My SNP Westminster Group colleagues and I will use this campaign to stand up for our constituents – to stand against Tory austerity, to stand against leaving the EU against Scotland’s will, to stand for progressive and socially responsible policies – and to prove to the people of Scotland that they can trust SNP MPs to continue to put Scotland’s interests first.”