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Don’t Lose Your Voice This Election

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Drew Hendry, SNP candidate for Inverness, Skye & West Ross-shire has urged voters across the constituency to ensure their voice is heard, highlighting postal ballots that have yet to be sent can be returned to local polling stations until 10pm on polling day (Thursday).

Mr Hendry urged voters not to lose their voice, following the chaotic calling of the election by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, which gave no regard to the school holiday schedule in Scotland.

Many voters are now on holiday and did not receive a postal vote in time, and others will have received their postal vote late and have not yet returned it via post.

When Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called the election, SNP Leader John Swinney warned that the clash with the Scottish school holidays would risk some people losing their vote.

Scotland’s First Minister has now written to the UK Prime Minister over concerns about the delayed delivery of postal votes in Scotland after Rishi Sunak’s official spokesperson shamefully dismissed the public’s concerns.

Commenting, Drew Hendry said:

“The shambolic nature of the Prime Minister’s calling of the election – which completely ignored that most Scottish schools would be finished for the summer holidays – opens a huge risk that some voters across Inverness, Skye & West Ross-shire could lose their vote at this election. 

“If you received your postal ballot paper late, or have not yet returned it, it can be taken to your nearest polling station until 10pm on polling day (Thursday).

“You’ll be asked to complete a form to confirm who you are – and your vote will be counted.

“You can ask a relative to drop it off if you need to. 

“This election is on a knife edge and with your support, voting SNP can lock the Tories out and deliver a future made in Scotland, for Scotland.

“I urge people in Inverness, Skye & West Ross-shire not to lose your voice at this crucial election.”

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