James at the hustings

James at the hustings

Scottish Liberal Democrat Candidate James Calder took part in the hustings hosted by the Salvation Army in Wellwood yesterday. The hustings had a fascinating and civil debate between the candidates as well as a strong level of audience participation.

James answered various questions.

  • On tax, he highlighted Liberal Democrat plans to raise £500 million per year to invest in our education.
  • For poverty, he outlined his wish to see more done to bring in jobs locally as well as ensuring firms like Amazon who receive Government grants pay a living wage and fair tax.
  • Mental Health also featured, with James stating it was unacceptable that constituents had to wait over 6 months for specialised appointments and that the Lib Dems would ensure parity between physical and mental health as well as increasing MPs.
  • James also wished to ensure that we diversify our energy from oil to include further renewable energy as an alternative for oil sooner rather than later.
  • On Longannet, he wants to see better funding for those laid off from the Scottish Government

James concluded his remarks by saying if people want a politician who will improve education, healthcare and put the people locally first, to make both votes Liberal Democrat.