Friday November 1st 2019
Written by Local Democracy Reporter, Luke Jackson
The SNP have put forward Owen Thompson as their candidate in the General Election due to take place on December 12th.
Owen is a local family man, and is well known across Midlothian as the former MP from 2015 to 2017, the former Leader of Midlothian Council and Councillor for Midlothian West & Loanhead.
Owen lives with his family in Loanhead and since leaving political life in 2017 has continued to be a passionate ambassador for his community.
Speaking ahead of the election, Owen said:
“This election is one of the most important in Midlothian’s history.”
“Boris Johnson’s devastating plan to impose an extreme Tory Brexit would take a wrecking ball to our local economy – destroying jobs, and inflicting lasting harm on living standards and public services.”
“Meanwhile, the Labour Party has torn itself apart facing both ways and has failed in its duty of being an effective opposition to the Tories.”
“On the 12th December the SNP offers Midlothian a different opportunity, and a chance to take Scotland’s future into Scotland’s hands.”Tweet Share on Facebook