East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson held a successful meeting on independence with local residents at the War Memorial Hall in Bishopbriggs last week.
The meeting was the third in a series of local events Jo is holding in the run up to September’s independence vote. These open public meetings offer Jo’s constituents the chance to ask any questions on the issues they want addressed on the referendum. The future meetings will be held on the following dates, all starting at 7pm:
· Friday 18th July, Milngavie Town Hall
· Tuesday 29th July, Caldwell Halls, Torrance
· Thursday 28th August, Lenzie Public Hall
· Friday 5th September, Baldernock Church Hall, Balmore
After two positive meetings in Bearsden and Kirkintilloch, the meeting in Bishopbriggs was a chance to discuss the latest issues as the independence campaign moves into the final few months. In Bishopbriggs, Jo was asked questions on a range of topics including Scotland’s future membership of the European Union, further devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and the recent use of Lego figures to illustrate how Scots are better off as part of the UK.
Commenting after the meeting, Jo said:
“We enjoyed a lively debate in Bishopbriggs with a variety of interesting questions asked from both sides of the argument, and I hope those who attended left with more information with which to make up their minds. I look forward to meeting more local people at the next event in Milngavie Town Hall on Friday 18th July at 7pm. Please do spread the message about this meeting to friends and relatives.
“Over the coming weeks and months I will continue to be out and about locally campaigning for the benefits of Scotland staying as part of the UK; together our finances are more secure and we are stronger on the international stage. With further powers set to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament, we can have the best of both worlds, and a vote against independence will ensure a stable and prosperous future for Scotland.”