This is a per­sonal at­tack on EK

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Dr Lisa Cameron

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.

Fight Dr Cameron

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