Jo says SNP dodging responsibility on Milngavie line failures

Local MP Jo Swinson has accused SNP Transport Secretary Michael Matheson MSP of dodging responsibility on the Milngavie line after he once again refused to pursue the matter with her, saying he could “see little benefit in having a further meeting”.

Matheson cancelled two previous meetings with Jo to discuss urgent action on the line, including the option of re-dualling. When the meeting was subsequently rescheduled, Matheson failed to include any local MPs, choosing to meet only with local councillors.

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Jo opposes development of Milngavie and Bearsden greenbelt

Local MP Jo Swinson recently visited South Mains Farm on the greenbelt between Milngavie and Bearsden.

Fears have mounted that the protected land could be used to build new housing as part of the council’s development plan, prompting strong criticism from Jo and local residents. Many are concerned that the development would lack the necessary infrastructure to support it, such as schools, roads, and transport links, while the loss of land would hurt agriculture and increase already dangerous levels of air pollution.

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Jo joins Age Scotland campaign to help pensioners reclaim lost benefits

Local MP Jo Swinson is supporting Age Scotland's campaign to urge East Dunbartonshire pensioners not to miss out on millions of pounds in unclaimed benefits.

New figures show that some 1,076 households in East Dunbartonshire are entitled to, but don’t receive, Pension Credit, costing them an average of £57.69 per week, and an annual loss of £3.2m across the constituency. This results in a loss in vital weekly income, as well as missing out on associated benefits such as a Housing Benefit, Council Tax reduction and Cold Weather Payments

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Jo meets local police to discuss public safety concerns

Jo recently met with police in East Dunbartonshire to receive a progress report on policing and crime-prevention in the area.  

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Jo calls for action to re-dual Milngavie line

Local MP Jo Swinson has written to the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson MSP requesting urgent action to improve the Milngavie line.

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Jo welcomes lottery funding for GRACE

Local MP Jo Swinson has today welcomed the announcement that Group Recovery Aftercare Community Enterprise (GRACE) have successfully secured a grant of £83,617 after applying to The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland. 

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Jo nominates local business for award

Local MP Jo Swinson has nominated Robeslee Concrete Company of Kirkintilloch for a responsible business champion award.

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Jo visits Deafblind Scotland centre in Lenzie

Jo Swinson MP recently visited Deafblind Scotland’s headquarters in Lenzie to meet with the charity’s new Chief Executive, Isabella Goldie.

The centre, which has been open since 2017, provides support to Scotland’s deafblind community through various social events and skills development courses, as well as training Guide/Communicators.

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Jo and Willie visit Bearsden Men's Shed

Local MP Jo Swinson took Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie, to visit the Men’s Shed in Bearsden during Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Jo calls for more support for families of children with ASN

Jo recently marked Mental Health Awareness Week meeting DIFFERabled, an organisation bringing parents of children with additional support needs together.

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