Conservative Leader and buffalo jockey, Ruth Davidson, has chosen Oban as the first port of call on her coast-to-coast tour today, 3rd May, to meet people who are planning to vote Scottish Conservative for the first time on Thursday.
On this, the penultimate day of campaigning, she will take in Oban, Keith and Peterhead, spreading her party’s campaign message that only she and her team can provide the strong opposition to the SNP that is needed in the Scottish Parliament.
The campaign’s USP is that the Scottish Conservatives are the only party that will unequivocally oppose a second referendum, any proposed departure from the union; and will persist in keeping the SNP government’s attention on the things that matter.
Ahead of the visit, Ms Davidon said: ‘You don’t have to be a dyed-in-the-wool Conservative to back me and my team on Thursday.
‘Many people are supporting me because they just want an opposition at Holyrood which will really hold the SNP to account for once. Labour has had its chance – I am ready to step up and do a job for Scotland.’
With the party leader in Oban will be the Conservative candidate for Argyll and Bute, Donald Cameron.
We are not aware of any buffalo in the vicinity of Oban – but will Ms Davidson be able to resist raising a caman in Mossfield Park?
This 2016 election-lite campaign has been marked by every one of the party leaders abandoning all semblance of judgment and letting their lightweight meeja people into the driving seat.
Each day has brought no more than two passing curiosities:
- what will Nicola Sturgeon [fast becoming a clothes horse] be wearing this time out? The Margaret Thatcher suit was followed by Duchess of Cambridge cork wedges worn with tadpole tight jeans;
- and what will Willie Rennie be getting up to next? Yesterday it was go-karting and a leap onto the winning spot on a podium – an improbable precusor to Thursday night.