Robert Brown

Lib­eral Demo­crat

Rutherglen Reformer - - Ward 11 :Rutherglen South -

I have been Lib­eral Demo­crat coun­cil­lor for Ruther­glen South since 2012.

I grad­u­ated with first class hon­ours from Aberdeen Univer­sity, served as procu­ra­tor fis­cal de­pute in Dum­bar­ton and was se­nior civil part­ner with a ma­jor Ruther­glen and Glas­gow le­gal firm.

I was a coun­cil­lor for the Ruther­glen South and Fern­hill wards for 15 years, then MSP for Glas­gow for 12 years. I served as deputy min­is­ter for ed­u­ca­tion and young peo­ple in the Labour/ Lib­eral Demo­crat coali­tion in the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment.

Ruther­glen South has seen ma­jor im­prove­ments with the re­gen­er­a­tion pro­gramme in Fern­hill and Cathkin. The Lib­eral Democrats now want to speed up tack­ling prob­lems in older coun­cil houses – old crum­bling rough­cast and roofs in ar­eas like Cathkin, Blair­beth, Spit­tal and Fern­hill; prob­lems with back courts, de­cay­ing ten­e­ment closes and bin shel­ters in Spring­hall. Ten­ants are en­ti­tled to de­cent houses and are right to com­plain.

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