Jo Swinson MP Celebrates a Year Since Her Election

By Jo Swinson, Jun 08, 2018 4:06

On the one-year anniversary of the 2017 general election, I’d like to thank all of you who voted for me to represent the people of East Dunbartonshire once more.

In the last 12 months, my team and I have taken up more than 3,000 cases for local people on a range of issues, including health, the environment, school places, benefit payments and Brexit.

In addition, I have campaigned on many of the issues affecting the constituency, including objecting to the changes Glasgow Airport is proposing to flight paths, working to influence Morrisons on their development plans for Bishopbriggs town centre, campaigning for the reopening of a Post Office in Lenzie, exploring how the Catherine Street junction in Kirkintilloch should change to make people feel safe, and putting pressure on ScotRail to improve local train services in Bearsden and Milngavie.

Over the last year, I have also represented the Liberal Democrats as Deputy Leader and Foreign Affairs spokesperson. I have intervened on the situation in Syria and Yemen, and our relationship with Russia. I spoke in the Vote100 Debate in Parliament to mark the centenary of the women’s suffrage, and just this week I introduced a new Bill in Parliament requiring all large companies to publish details of their parental leave and pay arrangements. I also led a Westminster Hall Debate in January on ethics and artificial intelligence and secured a meeting with the Aviation Minister to discuss the dangers of flying with a nut allergy.

There’s no doubt that the next 12 months will be equally exciting. As the MP for East Dunbartonshire, I’ll continue to work hard for all my constituents, campaigning on the issues that matter to you the most. Nationally I won’t stop fighting to keep Scotland in the UK, to secure a final say on the Brexit deal, and to stop us from crashing out of the European Union. And on a personal note, I'm looking forward to welcoming a new addition to our family sometime in the next couple of weeks!

If I can help you in any way, please do get in touch.

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