High-profile backing for Lib-Dem Moore

Alastair Moffat, Tony Taylor and David Parker are all supporting Michael Moore in his bid to continue representing the Borders at Westminster
Alastair Moffat, Tony Taylor and David Parker are all supporting Michael Moore in his bid to continue representing the Borders at Westminster

A group of high profile Borderers are publicly backing Michael Moore in the general election as “the best choice for the Borders” at a time of national uncertainty.

Council leader David Parker, author and broadcaster Alistair Moffat and business man Tony Taylor all believe that Michael Moore is the best person to represent the Borders in the House of Commons.

They say that Michael has the “depth of experience” and the “national standing” to look after the Borders’ interests in uncertain times.

David Parker, a former SNP councillor who now stands as an independent, said: “Setting aside party allegiances, it is clear to me that Michael is the best qualified candidate to represent the Borders in Parliament.

“He has successfully fought our corner on all the key issues for nearly 20 years. He is a critical friend of the public bodies in the Borders, working with us to advance the interests of the region. We need Michael back in Parliament.”

Author Alistair Moffat added his support: “As Scottish Secretary Michael had one of the most difficult jobs in the Cabinet and acquitted himself well.

“His fair-minded, constructive approach won praise from both sides of the independence debate. He has exactly the qualities the country needs when our future remains in the balance.

“Of all the candidates, only Michael has the national standing we need in these uncertain times. I am not voting for the Liberal Democrats – I am voting for Michael Moore.”

Tony Taylor added: “As a chartered accountant Michael impressed me from the first time I met him – he understands business and works hard for the Borders.

“When the future of the textile sector was in the balance during the ‘Banana War’, and subsequently, his understanding of the complex issues and his calm persistence helped to save the day.

“Throughout the last 20 years, businesses and others have been able to rely on Michael – he is the only one with the depth of experience we need to represent the Borders in Parliament.”