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 tours Milngavie Churches Flower Festival in aid of Water Aid

Local MP Jo Swinson recently visited Milngavie Churches Flower Festival in aid of Water Aid.

The festival raised awareness of the problems of cleanliness and access to water across the globe. Some 844 million people don’t have clean water close to home, while 2.3 billion people don’t have a decent toilet at home. One child dies every two minutes from diarrhoea caused by dirty water and poor toilets.

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Jo gives local students tips in public speaking

Jo recently visited the High School of Glasgow to meet with children and staff.

During the visit, Jo attended a public speaking class where students gave presentations on why they should have pets, what the second worst vegetable in the world is, and what it would be like if their school was Hogwarts. Jo offered practical tips from her experiences as an MP.

Afterwards, students had a chance to learn more about Jo’s work. Asked what the best thing she’s done for East Dunbartonshire, Jo said campaigning against the Scottish referendum.

Another student asked what the first thing is that Jo would do if she were Prime Minister. She answered that she would talk to people to find out their goals, and develop a shared view on how to tackle some of today’s most pressing issues, such as overcoming poverty and responding to the climate emergency.

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Jo visits local Forest Nursery and School of Innovation

Local MP Jo Swinson recently visited Kelvinside Academy Green Forest Nursery, meeting with teachers and children. 

The nursery’s open-plan play areas and welcoming environment encourage children develop their sense of curiosity. Jo participated in the nursery’s outdoor activities and saw first hand the positive impact of outdoor learning on young children.

Jo also heard about Kelvinside Academy’s School of Innovation, the first of its kind in the UK, which will open in September. Through its partnerships with world-leading education pioneers, the innovation centre aims to push the boundaries of traditional learning.

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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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Swinson learns the art of spin

Kirkintilloch business owner Katie Seal showed local MP Jo Swinson the art of spinning yarn at her Townhead shop, Sealy MacWheely, last week.

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Jo: we need to care about carers

Local MP Jo Swinson recently met with a group of carers to discuss the challenges they face looking after loved ones with conditions such as dementia and brain injuries.

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Jo visits primary school exhibition

Jo recently visited Bearsden Primary to see the Primary 7 class’s exhibition following their examination of plastic pollution. 

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