The argument about whether all-women shortlists are the right way to improve Parliament’s gender balance has gone round in circles for more than 20 years. The Conservatives have always refused to impose them, on the grounds that candidates should be chosen on merit.
When I started this campaign two years ago I had no children. At the end of the longest campaign in Scottish history I now have two. I am voting No because it means a better future for my kids. They will have more job opportunities, more secure funding for the schools and hospitals they will rely on.
As people go to the polls to cast their ballots, the future of our country is in their hands. With a Yes vote, we can choose to retain that power over our country’s future – and use it to make Scotland a better place to live for all of us – or we can hand it back to Westminster, possibly for ever.