MP receives heart-touching letter from 7-year-old constituent

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 14:01 on 5 September 2015


Stuart McDonald MP received the letter earlier this week. Picture: courtesy of Bill Henry.

CUMBERNAULD, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East’s Member of Parliament has received a touching letter from a 7-year-old constituent, regarding the refugee crisis. 

SNP man Stuart McDonald posted a picture of the letter to his Facebook page after he received the letter from the youngster earlier this week.

“I got an amazing letter from a 7 year-old constituent,” Mr McDonald said of the image when he posted it online.

“I've been asked to pass on to the Prime Minister,” he added.

Penning his letter to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, the youngster writes his heartfelt letter about the ongoing refugee crisis throughout Europe, urging the PM to support those seeking refuge. 

The letter appeals to the PM to help the refugees. Picture: Facebook

In his moving letter, the youngster – who merely identifies himself as ‘Jimmy’ – writes: “You might have forgotten the promise you made but you have to help people who need help.”

He adds: “I was sad about the little boys that died in the sea”, before explaining that his sister Ruby “is as old as the wee boy.”

Before signing off his heart-touching letter with a drawing of children saying “I’m Happy” and “I’m Safe”, with the by-line, “All children need to be safe,” the youngster appeals with the Conservative Party Leader to “help the people who need our help”.

He writes: “Please help the people who need our help, little boys and girls have to safe and not hurt and scared.”

Stuart McDonald, the SNP MP for Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East published the letter to his Facebook page at the same time as his party confirmed they will use an opportunity on Wednesday to hold the UK government to account over its stance on the refugee crisis.

The Scottish National Party has confirmed that it will devote its opposition day debate in the House of Commons, next week, to discussing the ongoing refugee crisis.

The party has accused the Prime Minister of failing to show leadership, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon urging Mr Cameron to “do more” to help those crossing the European continent in search of safety.

Commenting, Mr McDonald said: “On Wednesday the SNP group at Westminster will be using our first opposition day to hold a debate on the UK government's inadequate response to the refugee crisis.”

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