Scottish Liberal Democrats
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

Scottish Liberal Democrat, Michael Turvey, launched his campaign for the West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine seat at Westminster, on Saturday. Speaking in Aberdeenshire at the Kinellar Community Hall he said:

“We have had enough of incompetence, weak leadership, neglect and sleaze from the government”.

According to Turvey, the same message is being heard over and over again on the doorsteps: the Tories have failed the economy and the SNP is too obsessed with independence to care about anything else. Both have let people down and it’s time for a change.

The seat is currently held by the Conservatives.

The leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Alex Cole-Hamilton came to the event to give his support. Cole-Hamilton said:

“I’m delighted to come to the Shire to help launch Michael’s campaign to bring West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine back into the LibDem fold.” He added:

“Michael is a tireless and spirited local campaigner who loves his community and understands its needs and interests at a granular level. He will be an excellent local MP.”

“Across Scotland people are turning to the Lib Dems once again for the new hope and public service we promise. Change is coming to Aberdeenshire and Scotland, and the Scottish Liberal Democrats will be part of what’s next.”

Net zero can be achieved

Michael Turvey has 15 years of experience as an Energy Industry professional.

In his speech Turvey said that he strongly believes that Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire have the people, skills and ambition to deliver net zero. He said: “This transition can be managed with a solid plan not soundbites”.

Turvey believes that Scotland has a better future as part of the United Kingdom. He said:

“I support rebuilding stronger trade and security ties with our European neighbours.”

“I’m determined to win this seat back for the people who have been let down by the government.”

Strong grasp of local issues.

Liberal Democrats have successfully represented the region in the past. Four of the last seven general elections were won by Liberal Democrat, Sir Robert Smith, who was present at the launch.

Smith said:

“During my 18 years as the local MP I saw first-hand how much the North East needed MPs willing to put the needs of local people first, ahead of the Party or Government. I have been impressed with Michael Turvey and I support his campaign to become our local MP.”

Smith added:

“He has a strong grasp of the issues facing us here in the North East, particularly understanding of the major role the energy industry plays in the North East economy. Promoting the contribution it has to play in protecting the environment will help undo the damage done by both the Government in London and in Edinburgh.”

Michael Turvey is married to Councillor Yi-Pei Chou Turvey. They have three children.