One of the youngest candidates in May’s General Election will be the guest speaker at a meeting in Cumbernauld next week.
Liam Mclaughlin is the Scottish Socialist Party’s candidate in the Glasgow East constituency and, at only 18, will be one of the youngest of the candidates looking for votes in the election.
Local SSP member Craig Skinner commented, “We are only standing in a very limited number of seats in the General Election, as we are much more focused on the 2016 Scottish Parliament Elections.
Local members will be assisting Liam’s campaign in Glasgow East and we are delighted that he is coming out to outline our campaigning priorities which will focus on tackling the grotesque inequality that exists in Britain through measures like a £10 an hour living wage and ending zero hour contracts.”
The party also believes Liam is an example of how young people have flooded into politics after the Referendum, and they are determined to clear out what they see as the corruption and stale ideas of mainstream parties in Scotland.
Craig added: “One of the most inspiring elements of last year’s referendum was how young people engaged in the debate and became politically involved. It is no accident that many of them, like Liam, have come to the fresh thinking and radicalism of the Scottish Socialist Party.
“Not only is Liam one of the youngest candidates, he is also one of the few who is committed to only taking the average wage of a worker and not the fat cat salary of an MP.
“The tired and stale ideas of austerity politics will not be accepted by a generation who are being priced out of education, struggling to find homes and paid poverty wages.
“I hope people come along to hear what Liam has to stay.”
The meeting is in The Link, Cumbernauld at 7.30pm on Thursday, March 26.