Jeremy’s visit gets Healthy support
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn paid a visit to Shotts Healthy Living Centre during a whistlestop tour of Lanarkshire.
Mr Corbyn met with staff and service users at the centre including toddlers and parents as part of an early learning class before chatting with some of the older users in the community-run café.
Mr Corbyn said:“I was delighted to see first-hand the excellent work that goes on at Shotts Healthy Living Centre.
“It is, clearly, a vital local community resource that many rely on.
“Organisations and centres like this demonstrate the power of communities working together, for communities.”
Mr Corbyn was joined on the visit by Labour’s Central Scotland MSP Richard Leonard, and Fortissat by-election candidate Clare Quigley, a former GBT board member.
Christine McNally, from Getting Better Together Shotts, added:“Mr Corbyn, his team and the local Labour officials showed real compassion in taking the time to listen to the older people representatives of Shotts.
“This day has made great memories for all involved, memories which we shall all treasure.”
The Labour leader also visited Motherwell where he spoke met with members of the UNISON trade union and chatted to locals in the Railway Tavern pub in Merry Street.
Central Wishaw Labour councillor Angela Feeney said:“It was fantastic to welcome Jeremy and he got a great response from the public.
“We met with trade union colleagues where we signed a pledge to scrap the public sector pay freeze.
“The public were delighted to see him. He got a hero’s reception.”
Chatting away Mr Corbyn with a local woman at Shotts Healthy Living Centre
Scrap the cap Corbyn alongside Wishaw councillor Angela Feeney