Shadow Chancellor and Scottish Labour leader visit Midlothian

Wednesday June 5th 2024

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Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves (left), Labour's Midlothian candidate Kirsty McNeill and Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar.


Written by Midlothian View Editor, Phil Bowen

The National Mining Museum in Newtongrange played host to the Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves and Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar yesterday as they visited Midlothian to back Labour’s candidate Kirsty McNeill. Joining forty activists – from age 16 to 99 – they had the chance to talk with local students, NHS workers, former teachers and community campaigners about the policies on offer from Labour on July the 4th.

Speaking at the event, Kirsty McNeill, Scottish Labour and Co-operative candidate for Midlothian, said, “On the 4th of July we have the chance to vote for change. Not just growth in our economy, but in our ambitions. A future where no child is hungry and each generation does better than the last. That’s what’s at stake in this election.”

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves said, “Kirsty is someone who is absolutely determined to deliver and cares passionately about eradicating poverty. She’ll be a fierce and tireless champion for the people of Midlothian and if people here vote Labour on the 4th of July they’ll get a Labour MP at the heart of what we hope will be a Labour government. Not carping from the sidelines but being at the centre of decisions that matter to Midlothian”

Earlier in the day, Rachel Reeves had given a speech in Edinburgh outlining Labour’s plans for jobs and prosperity in Scotland.

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