Tory coun­cil­lors head to No 10

PM in­vites them to hear all about Brexit

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWS - Kirsten Mc­stay

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

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