Gillian Cole-Hamilton

Candidate for Falkirk West


As a Liberal Democrat, I'm proud of my party's record in Government over the past 5 years. 

We took the selfless decision to put county before party and join a coalition with our political adversaries at a time when Britain needed stable government in the teeth of the worst recession in living memory. 

We suffered for that decision, we lost seats, we lost support but I am confident that history will judge us well.  With only 8% of the seats in the House of Commons, we took hundreds of thousands of working families out of poverty by increasing the tax threshold and we have been a roadblock to many right wing Tory cuts. 

And that's what you get with the Lib Dems; a strong and stable economy that isn't built on the backs of the poor and a fairer society, built on principles of equality with opportunity for everyone to get on in life.

My commitment to public service is built on 15 years as a teacher in Edinburgh.  The classroom environment has shown me what education can do for social mobility.  I am fiercely committed to public services and dismayed that the SNP have consistently broken their promises to reduce class sizes to 18.  They need to be held to account.

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