Now that the ballot papers for postal voters have started to go out, Ruth took the opportunity to stress how vital it is that voters should give both votes to the Conservative party. In the case of Ettrick Roxburgh and Berwickshire that means casting their constituency vote for John Lamont and their regional list for the Scottish Conservatives South of Scotland regional list. Votes are NOT transferred between the two and the only way of ensuring that John Lamont is returned as the MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire AND that we have the maximum possible number of Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSPs returned to Holyrood to give Ruth the firepower she needs to challenge the SNP is to vote both times for the Scottish Conservatives.
Whilst Hawick lies in the constituency of Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire (ERB), a part of the Scottish Borders area lies in the constituency of Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale (MSTL), and here our candidate is Councillor Michelle Ballantyne. So, remember, if you live in ERB vote John Lamont and Scottish Conservatives and if you live in MSTL vote Michelle Ballantyne and Scottish Conservatives.