Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron is criticising Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who is visiting the Isle of Lewis today as part of a five-day tour of Scottish constituencies.

The Labour leader is travelling around Scottish constituencies which Labour believes to be future target seats against incumbent SNP MPs and is expected to be in Shawbost this afternoon and Stornoway tonight (Wednesday August 23).
 
Tory Donald Cameron said that in the recent General Election, Labour only gained 446 extra votes in comparison to 2015 while the Scottish Conservatives picked up 1226 extra votes; a record number of votes in the Western Isles since the 1970 General Election.

The MSP said:“This is a desperate attempt by the Labour Party to seek revival in constituencies like the Western Isles which they have abandoned and ignored for some time now.

"In recent elections this year, Labour barely made any headway in the Western Isles while the Scottish Conservatives saw a record a result and have a local councillor in the Comhairle for the first time ever.

"Labour offered the islands nothing in their recent manifesto and this is simply a case of Jeremy Corbyn looking to make up the numbers at the next General Election."