Ruth Davidson spent Easter Friday supporting East Renfrewshire Conservatives’ campaign to take control of the local authority, which has long been controlled by Scottish Labour.
During the day Ruth Davidson visited:
- Boaters Café to meet with Scottish Mesh Survivors, Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy.
- Michael Warren jewellers in the Avenue Shopping Centre.
- The East Renfrewshire Muslim Community Centre.
- Orchard Park Hotel.
She also campaigned for local Councillor Gordon Wallace in Giffnock.
Commenting on the campaign Scottish Conservative Leader, Ruth Davidson MSP said:
“Politics is all about priorities. It is about focusing on what matters to local residents, not independence.
“The Scottish Conservatives are Scotland’s strongest opposition party and week in, week out, we take the fight to the SNP at Holyrood.
“We’re the only party strong enough to do the same here in East Renfrewshire.
“Labour in East Renfrewshire has lost their MP and MSP and are likely to lose many Councillors. They just can’t stand up to the SNP.
“Every single Scottish Conservative Councillor is committed to building stronger communities by championing local business, empowering school leaders to improve Scottish education, and demanding more decisions are made locally.
“So these local elections are your chance to have your voice heard; your chance to tell the SNP loud and clear that rather than dragging us back to the arguments of the past, we need to move Scotland forward.
“A vote for the Scottish Conservatives sends a strong message – No to another divisive referendum, Yes to strengthening our communities.”
Commenting Eastwood MSP and Scottish Conservative Deputy Leader, Jackson Carlaw said:
“It was great to have Ruth in Eastwood backing the campaign to retake control of our local council.
“Whether it was talking to residents at Rouken Glen, to those coming out of Friday prayers or pulling pints for the Orchard Park locals there was a real wish to speak with Ruth and a desire to move onwards from Nicola’s neverendum.
“Vote Scottish Conservative on May 4th to secure a local champion committed to East Renfrewshire, not putting independence first, last and always.”