Cumbernauld and Kilsyth’s MSP hopes Sturgeon’s Kilsyth date will be “productive”

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 15:29 on 12 August 2014.
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Cumbernauld and Kilsyth SNP MSP, Jamie Hepburn.                                                                                                                                                             Picture: Scottish Parliament.

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CUMBERNAULD and Kilsyth’s Nationalist Member of Holyrood has said local voters will have the chance to get their questions relating to Scottish independence answered later this week, when the Deputy First Minister pays a visit to Kilsyth.

Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Deputy First Minister and Scotland the Depute Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) will visit the town’s local school – Kilsyth Academy – to field any questions which local voters may have in the run-up to September’s referendum.

Ahead of the meeting, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth SNP MSP, Jamie Hepburn, has restated the open-ness of the evening, and has once again invited interested local residents to take up the opportunity to attend.

Mr Hepburn, who was elected to the Scottish Parliament for the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth in May 2011, said he is sure that the meeting will be “informative” and “productive”, while speaking of his “delight” to have Ms Sturgeon in the constituency.

Commenting ahead of the event – this Friday, Mr Hepburn said: “Those of us who are campaigning for a yes vote have increasingly found that more and more people are supporting independence as the means to a fairer society here in Scotland, and one where we always get the government of our choosing, rather than having unelected Tory governments foisted upon us.

“However, it is of course the case that many people still have questions about what independence means for them, their family and for the future of the country. That is why I am delighted that Nicola Sturgeon is coming to Kilsyth to speak directly with local people who come along to the meeting.

“All will be very welcome to what I am sure will be an informative and productive event.”

Travelling the length and breadth of Scotland in advance of the referendum on independence, Ms Sturgeon’s engagement in Kilsyth will take place this Friday (15th August 2014) – at Kilsyth Academy.

Jamie Hepburn – the area’s MSP will chair the meeting, which any member of the public can attend, with the aim of allowing those with questions about independence to put them to a figure who is at the heart of the independence campaign.

The meeting will commence at 7pm and is not ticketed. 
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