Jeremy’s visit gets Healthy sup­port

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Thom­son

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

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