Former Labour Councillor backs Alyn for Stirling MP

Former Labour Councillor for Bannockburn, Betty Kennedy, is backing SNP candidate Alyn Smith in Thursday’s General Election.

 Alyn Smith and Betty Kennedy

Alyn Smith and Betty Kennedy

Former Labour Councillor for Bannockburn, Betty Kennedy, is backing SNP candidate Alyn Smith in Thursday’s General Election.

Ms Kennedy, who lives in Bannockburn, served as a Labour Councillor in the former District Council between 1986 and 1994.

Commenting, she said:

“In the Stirling constituency, the choice is between Alyn Smith or Boris Johnson’s Tory candidate. Labour simply doesn’t have enough support in this area to keep the Tories out - Labour has seriously lost its way and at the European election earlier this year, received just 6% of the vote in the Stirling area.

“The Tory Government is bad for Scotland and for Stirling. They have introduced a deeply damaging welfare system and have dramatically cut public services - and Boris Johnson threatens our NHS through a trade deal with Donald Trump once he has taken us out of Europe without a deal.

“We need to elect an MP on Thursday who will help starve Boris Johnson of the parliamentary majority that he wants in order to do what he likes to our country, and that person is Alyn Smith.

“Alyn has proved himself a hard worker and someone who totally understands the people he is representing during his time in the European Parliament. He will be an excellent MP for this area, so I encourage everyone to get out on polling day and to vote for Alyn Smith.”

Alyn Smith added:

“I’m grateful for Betty’s support. She worked tirelessly for the local community during her time as a Labour Councillor for Bannockburn.

“Betty is one of many people who are former-supporters of the Labour Party that are coming towards the SNP in this election.

“Support for Labour in these parts is collapsing and it’s clear that the only way to stop Boris Johnson’s Tory candidate at Thursday’s election is to vote for me as the SNP’s candidate here.

“It would be an absolute honour to represent this area. Stirling is at the heart of Scotland, and together we can do great things here. If elected on Thursday, I promise to work hard on behalf of all constituents and communities right across the area.”