James Kelly MSP

Rutherglen Reformer - - Clare Haughey -

Stand firm

Sadly, the news has been dom­i­nated by the lat­est ter­ror­ist atroc­ity with the at­tacks on Lon­don Bridge and Bor­ough Mar­ket.

This has been ap­palling and my thoughts are with all those se­ri­ously af­fected by this incident.

I want to pay trib­ute to the emer­gency ser­vices for their quick response and the work they have done to help deal with the incident.

The speed with which they re­sponded and the brav­ery they showed in the face of such ad­ver­sity is to be greatly ad­mired.

It is ab­so­lutely clear we must not let the ter­ror­ists suc­ceed and it is im­por­tant that we stand firm against these atro­cious acts of vi­o­lence.

Lan­de­mer Day

Once again I re­ally en­joyed Lan­de­mer day on Satur­day.

It was great to see so many local peo­ple and groups com­ing out de­spite the rain show­ers.

I want to pay trib­ute to the local Lan­de­mer com­mit­tee, in­clud­ing Jim Nixon, Ian and Jane Dun­can and Gail Ful­ton, for the hard work they have put into or­gan­is­ing this event.

Ev­ery year we turn up on the Main street and wit­ness the mag­nif­i­cent Lan­de­mer Day setup be­fore us.

We do not ap­pre­ci­ate how much prepa­ra­tion goes into it and are re­ally lucky in this area to have such a great day out.

It is all down to the hard work of the com­mit­tee.

They cre­ated a great day for the Lan­de­mer Queen Abbey McDon­ald and her fam­ily.

It is also wel­com­ing to see the local com­mu­nity com­ing to­gether strongly.

Gen­eral elec­tion

Thurs­day sees the gen­eral elec­tion and the end of cam­paign­ing.

I want to make a fi­nal ap­peal for peo­ple to vote in this elec­tion, what­ever your po­lit­i­cal views.

I feel very strongly that politics mat­ters; the peo­ple you elect will af­fect how the coun­try is run, the im­pact on our public ser­vices, our econ­omy and the jobs that are cre­ated.

It has a real im­pact on peo­ple’s lives.

What­ever your po­lit­i­cal view is, on Thurs­day please get out and make sure your vote counts. The polls open at 7am and close at 10pm.

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