MSP is back on the street listening to constituents’concerns
Rutherglen’s Labour MSP James Kelly hasn’t wasted anytime following the General Election in getting back out on the doorstep to campaign and engage with residents on the issues they care most about.
Mr Kelly, who was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2007, rolled up his sleeves and began knocking on doors just a week after polling day, and has hailed his conversations with locals on their doorsteps as formative and constructive.
James has been speaking with people right across Rutherglen, Cambuslang and Blantyre, and last weekend saw James and his team of activists in Eastfield hearing concerns about the out of hours proposals from the health board, as well as picking up cases on anti-social behaviour and childcare.
Speaking about the importance of engaging with locals, James said:“Just as I’ve always done I’ve been out campaigning in the constituency and listening to what people are concerned about locally.
“The response from people has been genuinely positive and away from all the pressure of an election it is refreshing to have what can be very formative conversations with people.
“As the local MSP, it is my job to represent Rutherglen and Cambuslang and there is no better way of doing that than listening to people and responding.
“Being the elected MSP for my hometown is a great privilege and responsibility and I promise to keep up the hard work on behalf of all my constituents.”