Local MP objects to Glasgow Airport flight path changes

MP for East Dunbartonshire Jo Swinson has submitted her formal response to the Glasgow Airport flight path consultation, objecting to the proposed changes.

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Airport Consultation Submission

Jo Swinson, MP for East Dunbartonshire, has lodged a formal submission to Glasgow Airport's consultation on changes to their flight paths, opposing any changes.

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Swinson: Excess packaging around Easter Eggs leaves bitter taste in the mouth

Jo Swinson has released an exclusive report into the use of excess packaging in the presentation of Easter eggs. Swinson’s report, which outlines the use of plastics by all major Easter egg manufacturers, highlights the need for companies to cut down the use of plastics to protect our oceans and reduce the amount of unnecessary plastic waste ending up in landfills.

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Jo Swinson meets with shared space campaigners

Jo Swinson MP recently met with local campaigners at the shared space layout at Catherine Street in Kirkintilloch to discuss options for improving the traffic management scheme.

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Update on Rob Roy FC

After leaving their former home ground, Adamslie Park, in 2014, Rob Roy FC is one step closer to returning home to Kirkintilloch.

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Jo Swinson welcomes ScotRail commitment to improve Milngavie line

Local MP Jo Swinson has welcomed the news that ScotRail plans to conduct an urgent study and take action to improve train departures from Milngavie.

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Jo Swinson updates residents on burglaries

East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson has sought to reassure residents in Bearsden and Milngavie following a number of housebreakings which have targeted the Asian community in East Dunbartonshire in recent months. 

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Jo Swinson MP celebrates World Book Day 2018

Thursday 1st March 2018 was the 21st World Book Day. To mark the occasion, local MP Jo Swinson will be donating a copy of her book Equal Power, which was published last month, to each secondary school in East Dunbartonshire.

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We need more women in our public space - even those we campaign against

The statue of Viscount Falkland is a special place for me in Parliament.  Not because of who he was – I have no idea why he was deemed worthy of eternal stone-etched memory close to the entrance of Central Lobby. But in 1909, a woman called Margery Humes bravely chained herself to this statue in protest at the injustice of women being denied the right to vote.  In the hurry to remove Margery, and silence her cries of ‘Votes for Women’, the police damaged the spur on the boot of the statue.  This reminder of the painful struggle for gender equality is still visible; I like to stand in that very spot and imagine the courageous acts of suffragettes a century ago, whose fight for equality we continue today.

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Swinson: Bishopbriggs delivery office closure a blow to the community

Following discussions with the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and employees on both sites, Royal Mail has confirmed it will relocate its delivery operations at Bishopbriggs to the Kirkintilloch delivery office. The move is expected to take place in June 2018, with an exact date to be confirmed nearer the time.

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