Yes Cumbernauld campaigner Rachel explains why she’ll be voting ‘Yes’

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 22:21 on 17 June 2014.
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13-07-2013 - By Scott Campbell (+44) 0774 296 870 - Cumbernauld Gala Day, 2013, at Cumbernauld New Town Hall; Yes Scotland campaign stall.
Rachel in centre, at Cumbernauld Gala Day 2013. Picture: Cumbernauld Media.

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SPEAKING to Cumbernauld Media as part of our new ‘Why I’m Yes’ video project, Rachel – a key face behind the town’s ‘Yes Cumbernauld’ campaign – has outlined why she believes Scotland should be an independent country.

As part of the new series, videos will regularly be uploaded to Youtube which feature interviews with the key faces behind the local pro-independence campaign, led by Yes Cumbernauld. Rachel was the third person to be interviewed for the series which will be broadcast through the Cumbernauld Media Youtube channel – ‘Cumbernauld Television’.

Facing a variety of questions, such as her personal reasons for backing independence, her reaction to polling statistics and her vision for an independent Scotland, Rachel outlined the reasons why she feels people should back Scotland leaving the United Kingdom.

Explaining her reasons for backing a Yes vote and for supporting Scottish independence, Rachel said: “I would like Scotland to have a part in the world stage; I would like it to be a fairer, more democratic society; and, I would like my vote to count in parliamentary elections, which I don’t feel it does at the moment.”

When we asked Rachel – who currently works as a teacher- what she most looks forward to with independence, she explained that she was looking forward to Scotland having “total control of things”.

She went on: “We would be able to vote and have those decisions reflected in the parties that we elect; I would like there to be a living wage, for example; I would like us to have more green energy, and have more things in place to support women, who are going back to work or looking for better childcare so that they can balance their career and family life.”

“There’s a few things that I feel are just not taking prominence in the way that politics is being run in the country just now; I feel that it’s being run by an elite, and I don’t feel that the politics are meeting the expectations of ordinary working people,” Rachel added.

The new ‘Why I’m Yes’ series will see various local pro-independence campaigners outline their vision for a separate Scotland and outline why they believe Scotland should be an independent country. 

The videos will then be uploaded to Youtube and will hopefully help local voters to better understand the arguments for and against independence, as the referendum on whether or not Scotland should divorce the UK marriage nears.

Ms Glover’s video will appear alongside interviews with Jamie Hepburn, SNP MSP for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth, and Ann Ballinger from the Cumbernauld branch of ‘Women for Independence’. 

Scots will go to the polls on Thursday 18 September and answer the straightforward ‘Yes/No’ question, ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’.
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