I will put Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West first

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reformet View -

May I take this op­por­tu­nity to in­tro­duce my­self. My name is Andy Dixon and I am writ­ing to in­form you that I am stand­ing as the in­de­pen­dent can­di­date for the con­stituency of Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West at the up­com­ing gen­eral elec­tion.

Hav­ing been in­volved in Half­way Com­mu­nity Coun­cil for a cou­ple of years, it has be­come ap­par­ent to me - as we at­tempted to solve var­i­ous is­sues which af­fected our com­mu­nity - that try­ing to hold any­one in power to ac­count was al­most im­pos­si­ble. If we con­tacted the lo­cal coun­cil (at the time, Labour) they would say it was the Scot­tish Govern­ment’s fault who would then, in turn, blame West­min­ster.

I reached the con­clu­sion party pol­i­tics is a ma­jor ob­sta­cle when it comes to re­solv­ing the is­sues that our com­mu­ni­ties face. It ap­pears that party pol­i­tics is a real prob­lem when any progress on the is­sues is even at­tempted.

It has be­come quite dis­heart­en­ing and I fully un­der­stand why so many peo­ple in the UK feel to­tally dis­con­nected as ‘mod­ern’ pol­i­tics just seems to cre­ate prob­lems for us whilst not ap­pear­ing to solve them. Af­ter all the bat­ting back and forth be­tween var­i­ous lev­els of govern­ment, the is­sue fac­ing the com­mu­nity re­mains un­solved.

So, I de­cided to of­fer the fine peo­ple in the seat of Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West the op­por­tu­nity to vote for an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date for the first time in it’s short his­tory. My prom­ises to them are very sim­ple:

I prom­ise to serve them and only them. The peo­ple of Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West and their com­mu­ni­ties will al­ways be my fo­cus and my one and only pri­or­ity.

Never, dur­ing my ten­ure as their MP, will party pol­i­tics be placed be­fore the needs and con­cerns of the fine peo­ple in this con­stituency.

As your in­de­pen­dent MP I will serve the peo­ple of the con­stituency of Ruther­glen and Hamil­ton West with hon­esty and in­tegrity.

If you wish to bring up any con­cerns or points then please con­tact me via email: AFDin­de­pen­dent@gmail.com or via my mobile: 07526278184.

Andy Dixon, Gil­bert­field Road

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