electoral map yellow last week. Their arrival in London brought out a large press contingent on Monday.
Margaret reckons it’s important they play a part in opposition against the Conservative majority.
“There’s real excitement that we can really put forward what is important to the people of Scotland and the people of our constituencies. We want to work with others in opposing the Tories against austerity. We need to be a real opposition.
“It’s been completely crazy, everything is completely new. We’re all just trying to find our way around right now but we’ve had a lot of support from the staff.”
Margaret did manage to snap a few photos of London for her Twitter page – in particular statues of Emmeline Pankhurst and Richard the Lionheart.
When asked which one she would be most like as MP, she laughed: “I won’t make any quick decisions on that.”
As well as being the area’s first SNP member, Margaret is the first woman to win a General Election vote in Rutherglen and Cambuslang.
But when we asked her if that made her victory extra special, she replied: “I don’t know, I think you would need to ask the constituents. I’ve had a lot of congratulations and emails wishing me good luck.
“I just want to say I am delighted to have the support I did during the campaign and since being elected.
“No one person can do it on their own. I’d also like to thank the people who voted for me.”
She added: “Scotland has spoken with one voice at the polls and it is now up to myself and the other 55 successful SNP candidates to make that voice heard loud and clear at Westminster.
“I wish to reiterate that I will work hard to represent not just those who voted for me but everyone in this constituency and will issue details of my surgeries as soon as possible.
“I would also like to thank the Rutherglen Reformer for their super election campaign coverage and hope that I can repay them by providing some good news stories in the weeks ahead.”
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