Elect Margaret Ferrier
It is an honour to have been selected as the SNP candidate at the upcoming General Election, and to have the opportunity to represent the communities of Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Halfway, Blantrye and Hamilton West at Westminster.
Any Brexit is a bad Brexit for Scotland. In 2016 South Lanarkshire reflected the Scottish result in the EU Referendum by
voting 63% to Remain in the EU. Since then the Scottish Government’s attempts at compromise have been disregarded and
Scotland’s voice ignored by Westminster.
Whatever the outcome in the next weeks and months, Scotland must have the right to choose its own future and its own relationship with the EU.
About Margaret Ferrier
As an active campaigner I have always strived to make our communities better places to live and work, and I assure you that I'm working hard to earn your vote and I will continue to work hard every day, standing up for the people of Rutherglen and Hamilton West.
During my previous tenure I was hailed as the hardest working Scottish MP at Westminster, and my record there speaks for itself.
Scotland cannot be denied the choice of a better future. This election is like no other - it's an opportunity to send a loud, clear message to Westminster that we won't be dictated to. On Decmber 12th, only a vote for the SNP will stop Brexit and put Scotland's future in Scotland's hands.
Read below about what I've worked on both locally and nationally, and learn more about my priorities.
Over the past couple of years I have continued to champion issues that I'm passionate about, such as the WASPI women fighting for their lost State Pensions and, if elected, I will continue to press their case at Westminster.
Locally, I successfully campaigned against the closure of Cambuslang Job Centre and against the Whitehill Incinerator. I also enjoy being an active COmmunity Councillor in Halfway and a member of CND.
At the top of my priority list is the fight to end the uncertainty and chaos of Brexit, and to give Scotland the right to choose its own future.
I shall champion workers' rights and fight for a fair living wage.
I will oppose Westminster welfare policies such as Universal Credit, the abhorrent rape clause, and the 2-child cap.
I shall press the UK Government to match Scotland's ambitious climate change policies.
I shall continue to advocate for investment and jobs throughout the constituency, oppose an incinerator at Whitehill, and continue to press the UK Government to fairly compensate those affected by the HELMS Green Deal mis-selling scandal.
The case for Independence is not based on Brexit alone, but the way Scotland has been treated through the Brexit process is one of the starkest examples of why we need to make our own decisions here in Scotland.