Support your local newspaper – Jo


Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire is backing Local Newspaper Week and showing support for local newspapers in East Dunbartonshire.

Local Newspaper Week, which takes place between 13 and 19 May, is organised by the Newspaper Society. This year’s theme highlights the importance of local newspapers’ freedom to scrutinise authority and hold the powerful to account.

Commenting, Jo Swinson said:

“I am proud to be supporting Local Newspaper Week.

“Local newspapers are more than twice as trusted as any other media channel.

“In our area the Bishopbriggs Herald, Kirkintilloch Herald and Milngavie & Bearsden Herald,  hold local politicians and public services to account and play a key role in informing local residents of the latest news and events.

“I encourage anyone who doesn’t already to start regularly buying a local paper to ensure that we continue to enjoy the fantastic local press we currently have for years to come.”

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