What’s happening on the campaign trail today? Cole-Hamilton appeals to young voters

Scottish Liberal Democrat general election campaign chair Alex Cole-Hamilton and  young activists will be outside the U.K. Green Investment Bank headquarters in Edinburgh where Alex will call on young voters to register before Monday’s deadline so that they can have a say in their future

He will declare that only the Liberal Democrats are making the steps necessary to leave behind a green legacy for future generations.

Leaving a sustainable legacy for our children is the most important task of this current generation and both UK and Scottish Government have failed in that task.

The Conservatives don’t care for the environment and the selling off of the Green Investment Bank is just one example of the UK Government rolling back progress made by the Liberal Democrats and neglecting the needs of future generations. Meanwhile the reckless cut to Air Passenger Duty by the SNP will only further pollute our air.

While the Conservatives continue to put forward a cold and mean-spirited vision of Britain, Liberal Democrats are committed to seeing a better future where we leave behind a world that is sustainable and green for our children and I urge those that want to see a greener future to vote Liberal Democrats.

Liberal Democrats take very seriously the responsibility of looking after our planet for future generations. There are also many other reasons for young people to choose the Liberal Democrats. Having a say on the Brexit deal is a big one. As is restoring their right to Housing Benefit and our plans to invest in education and mental health. Those 18 year olds who didn’t get a say in the EU referendum have a powerful reason to vote for us.

If you are reading this and you haven’t registered to vote, please do so here by Monday’s deadline.

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  • Best of luck : at the moment we are heading for our worst result since the Liberal Party was founded in the 1860’s, worse than 1955 when with only 110 candidates we elected 6 and got 2.5% of the vote. On June 9th I hope we can obtain 3/4 MPs but ……. Any objective commentary would wonder how we manage after June 9th. Follow the model of the Free Democrats perhaps, who went to virtually no representation anywhere and just gritted it out, and little by little something will emerge in a few years time.

  • It’s everyone on here being so cheerful that’s keeping us all going 🙂

  • Alex Cole-Hamilton is a great asset to the party, and I’m pleased to see him taking a strong stance on sustainability and representing our values. My only comment would be that the SNP policy on reducing Air Passenger Duty is a big problem for climate change, not just local air quality, and makes an utter mockery of the Scottish “Greens” constantly wanting to align themselves with the SNP.

    theakes, do you think your constantly depressing, pessimistic, and off-topic comments help? As a matter of politeness, could you at least give the author the courtesy of a couple of on-topic sentences relevant to the article before giving us your standard ‘we’re doomed’ response?

  • When are we going to get the big bill boards going. We really have enough to put a bomb under the Tories on social care. The elderly vote is massive in my constituency and it’s a Tory vote or ours. The Brexit battle field is now trench warfare. Leave it and put the effort into domestic policies.
    @theakes. I think we get the picture Private Frazer.

  • Yes Theakes, I don’t think there’s any LDV reader who isn’t aware of your views. You may be right or wrong, but it’s getting to the stage of rudeness.

  • Our poor misguided campaign that has us at 7% . Is it not time for blunt speaking. I am not the only one whe sees a potential wipe out. I keep saying get off Brexit and Europe, coalition, and talk about the bread and butter issues that matter to voters, it is our only chance. It seems we are not on the same wavelength as the other 93%.

  • paul barker 20th May '17 - 6:53pm

    Theakes seems to wander from thread to thread, tossing his little hand grenades in.
    Actually we seem to averaging around 8.5%, its been drifting down but that trend may change. I think its unlikely that we will get less than 2.5%.

  • Theakes what people are saying here is that you’ve made your point. Frequently. If you want to challenge the campaign strategy perhaps you should direct your communications more towards those who are actually responsible for it, rather than here. Most of us who come on LDV are just local members and supporters, and many of us are out there every day campaigning hard, trying to turn the tide.

  • Richard Underhill 21st May '17 - 8:40pm

    The Scottish leaders’ debate is on BBC News (Channel 200).
    Is Ruth Davison going to give a Nicola Sturgeon a kiss, or will either be doing training with Nicola Adams?

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