Tory councillors head to No 10
PM invites them to hear all about Brexit
Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed two Hamilton councillors to Downing Street.
Mark Mcgeever and Kenny Mccreary were among four members of South Lanarkshire’s Tory Group, who were invited to Number 10, along with others from across Scotland’s local authorities.
The councillors were asked south by the Prime Minister to hear what the government’s Brexit strategy intends to offer communities.
Councillor Mcgeever, of Hamilton West and Earnock, said: “It’s no secret I voted to remain in the EU, but whatever our views on Brexit, most people understand that the Prime Minister is doing a tough job in difficult circumstances.
“She was clear to us that she believes the deal negotiated with Brussels will protect jobs and help local businesses.
“Meeting her, the Secretary of State for Scotland, as well as so many MPS and lords, was a valuable chance for us to discuss the concerns of people here in our communities.”
Bothwell and Uddingston Councillor Mccreary added: “It was a privilege to meet the Prime Minister and hear her deliver a passionate speech showing her absolute commitment to maintaining the union.
“Mrs May’s energy and enthusiasm at the end of a long day – which included attending the CBI conference and dealing with ongoing Brexit issues – was particularly impressive.”
Cllr Mccreary added: “It was also very interesting to be inside Number 10 and feel the sense of history within the building.”
Prime Minister Theresa May
Visit L-rcllr Poppy Corbett, Cllr Kenny Mccreary, Cllr Mark Mcgeever, Cllr Ann Le Blond and Glasgow City Cllr Tony Curtis gathered in Number 10