First Minister visits Penicuik

Alex Salmond speaking at the Yes shop, Penicuik.
Alex Salmond speaking at the Yes shop, Penicuik.

First Minister Alex Salmond took the Yes campaign to Penicuik last week to give five reasons for voting in favour of independence.

Mr Salmond said by voting Yes on September 18 people in Midlothian would benefit from improvements in the minimum wage, a jobs policy for Scotland, a better deal for pensioners, transformational childcare and safeguarding the NHS.

He added: “A Yes vote is a real opportunity to improve the lives of people here in Penicuik and across the Midlothian area.”

However, Midlothian MP David Hamilton (Lab) said that the Scottish Government has had the power for a jobs policy and questioned why it had not been used effectively before now.

Mr Salmond’s visit follows hot on the heels of Prime Minister David Cameron who was in Loanhead last month.

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