Grant Toghill chosen as General Election Candidate for Paisley & Renfrewshire North

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Renfrewshire Liberal Democrats have chosen Grant Toghill as their candidate for Paisley & Renfrewshire North in the next General Election.


In his first comments as candidate, Grant set out his hope to be a “strong, hard working local voice for the community” and would fight for a fair deal for the people of Renfrewshire.


Grant, a software engineer based in Bishopton who is also a local youth group leader, previously stood for Bishopton, Bridge of Weir, & Langbank in the 2022 local elections. A local campaigner who has campaigned on issues ranging from the need for a new Dargavel high school to calling for more support to prevent a local veterans’ care home from closing.


Grant Toghill, Scottish Liberal Democrat Candidate for Paisley & Renfrewshire North, said:


“Renfrewshire is a place I am so proud to call my home. Growing up in Erskine for 26 years before moving to live in Bishopton, I have seen my community grow. However, huge challenges, such as the cost-of-living crisis and over a decade of Conservative government means that it’s time for change.


“We have two governments that have been in power too long. 13 years of the out-of-touch Conservatives trashing our economy, squeezing budgets, robbing from the poor to feed the rich, as well as 16 years of the SNP who have lost sight of supporting our local services, taking responsibility for their actions and seem to have run out of ideas. 


“People here want change and a positive vision at this crucial moment. The Liberal Democrats and I want to give people across Renfrewshire a fair deal. That means real action on issues like the cost of living and climate change, and from ensuring affordable housing and services to suit local needs to real action to clean up our politics and make our country a better place to live.


“It’s time for change. If you want an economy that works for everyone, investing in the future of our country, and someone who puts the community first then back me as your Scottish Liberal Democrat candidate in Paisley & Renfrewshire North.


Alex Cole-Hamilton, Scottish Liberal Democrat Leader, said:


“Grant is a fantastic candidate and will be a strong local voice for the area. 


“The Scottish Liberal Democrats have seen a huge resurgence in recent years, showing that we can take seats off both the Conservatives and the SNP. By lending Grant your support, Paisley & Renfrewshire North can have that strong Lib Dem representation in Parliament


“Scottish Liberal Democrats are resilient and we will keep fighting for our communities, so even if you’ve never voted Lib Dem before, take a chance on Grant in the General Election, and see what we can do for you.”


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