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Ealasaid MacDonald, Labour's candidate in the Western Isles says it is important for all organisations and representatives across the islands to work together with the primary focus of securing the islands future.


Mrs MacDonald said such an approach “has not been taken” for the last 12 years under SNP representation and the Western Isles are the “worse off for it.”


Ealasaid MacDonald said: “It is clear that action is needed to ensure the long term stability of our islands' economy.”


There are some “exciting ideas” from organisations and individuals, both public and private, which would have a positive impact but they need a MP “focused on partnership working and engaging across all sectors to facilitate change and harness opportunity.”


She added: “I think we all have to work together, focusing on our islands, as it will take a real effort to tackle the depopulation crisis,ensuring we provide opportunities for our young people and are able to look after those in need and our elderly.


“Campaigning for our islands is not about sending out the odd press release, or a few thousand tweets, it is about focusing minds on the real asset our islands are to this country as a whole, and taking the opportunities which will allow us to regain economic stability and flourish.”


Labour candidate pledges partnership working for islands

30 May 2017