Labour candidate releases final statement before polls open

Labour candidate Carol Mochan.
Labour candidate Carol Mochan.

Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock Labour candidate in the general election on Thursday, Carol Mochan, has released a final statement ahead of the polls opening.

Mrs Mochan said that a vote for the SNP in this election ‘changes nothing’ and that it was all about whether we have a Labour or a Conservative government in Westminster.

She said: “This Election is about whether we have a Labour or a Tory Government after June 8th. A vote for the SNP changes nothing and will help Theresa May get back into No 10. I have led the agenda in this election on both local and national issues setting out how Labour’s policies will benefit the many not the few.

“Locally I have set out ideas for the restoration of the abandoned opencast sites in East Ayrshire; the dualling of the A77 from Whitletts Roundabout to Cairnryan; a UK Treasury amnesty on loan interest so the Council can afford to save the iconic Ayr Station Hotel and support seaside towns like Girvan; securing Ayr Gaiety’s future funding.

“I am also proud of Labour’s national manifesto for the many not the few - a £10 an hour living wage lifting five million out of poverty wages; equal treatment for WASPI women born in the 1950s being cheated out of pension promises; keeping the triple lock on retirement pensions ensuring at least a 2.5% annual rise; an end to zero hours contracts currently affecting over 50,000 Scottish workers; a law against banks closing rural branches; bringing rail, energy supply and water back into public ownership and reversing privatisation of Royal Mail; making those who can well afford it, pay a bit extra in taxes; saying NO to a wasteful divisive second independence referendum and working for the best deal for the UK and Scotland exiting the EU.”