This is a personal attack on EK
As your MP, I am absolutely 100 per cent behind our Stay in EK campaign. It is crucial that we save our local HMRC. Very many of you, like me, have had or still do have family members and friends who work there.
Growing up in East Kilbride with my grandmother working at HMRC in Plaza Tower, this feels to be a very personal attack affecting our families’ lives, our economy, jobs and livelihoods.
HMRC is a pivotal industry which contributes 8.5 per cent of the employment across the town. Wider than this is the economic footprint of the HMRC workforce, spending money locally in our shops and businesses; living amongst us as a crucial part of the fabric of our town. Centre 1 was named ‘centre one’ as East Kilbride was to house the primary tax office in Scotland.
These plans by the UK Government affect the standing of East Kilbride.
It hit us badly when Motorola and Rolls-Royce left and we cannot allow HMRC to follow suit.
I urge you to give your full support to the Stay in EK campaign.
I will be leading the campaign at Westminster, pursuing the minister, Secretary of State and UK Government to reverse this dreadful decision.
East Kilbride is far too important to both you and I to allow this to happen.
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