Scottish Conservatives Liz Smith and Murdo Fraser have set out their stall for the Holyrood Election.
Liz Smith is standing for Parliamentary election in the Perthshire South and Kinross-shire constituency, while Mr Fraser is standing for the Perthshire North constituency.
Commenting, Liz Smith said: “The Almond and Earn by-election result has shown that voters across Perthshire South and Kinross-shire want change. They are fed up with an SNP a government that has failed to deliver and which, in recent months, has been mired in sleaze and dishonesty.
“People rightly expect the priority of politicians to be on rebuilding the economy after the pandemic and addressing the resulting pressures on our health services. They want to see higher standards in our schools, a local infrastructure that is fit for the 21st century and environment policies which will end the blight of anti-social behaviour across our local communities.
“My election campaign will be focussed on these issues.”
And Mr Fraser added: “People voting in this election will be faced with a stark choice – to vote for a Party whose main mission is to rebuild the nation by focussing on supporting local jobs, local businesses and the hospitality sector, protecting our local health services, including Perth Royal Infirmary, and fighting for faster, more reliable and fairly priced broadband, or to vote for a Party whose sole aim is to introduce another divisive referendum.
“The SNP have failed the people of Scotland on a range of issues including education, health, the drugs crisis and are engaged in a civil war among themselves. The Scottish people need a change - a party that listens to their needs and gets on with the work of rebuilding the country. That’s the Scottish Conservatives, and it’s no surprise that more and more people are turning to us.”