MSP is back on the street lis­ten­ing to con­stituents’con­cerns

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.”

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