SNP MEP Hits Campaign Trail In Cambuslang

18 February 2008
"SNP Teamwork Delivering For Cambuslang And Scotland"

SNP Member of the European Parliament Mr Alyn Smith was this week in Cambuslang hitting the campaign trail with South Lanarkshire Council candidate Christine Deanie. Smith, Scotland's only member of the European Parliament Agriculture Committee took the chance to visit local farmer with Christine, to talk about farming issues and how the industry is faring under the new SNP government at Holyrood.

Smith said:

"I always take every chance I can to see how things are working in practice, and it is always useful for me to hear first hand what problems our farmers are dealing with. Scotland has such world beating produce, local healthy and good, and we must alwaysprotect that legacy. Supermarkets have a case to answer that we live in a world where they import carrots from Spain rather than sell our healthy local Scottish produce.

"Cambuslang like most of Scotland has an agricultural interest, and all of us eat food so when Christine suggested coming along to the farm I jumped at it.The SNP is well used to working as a team across all council chambers and parliaments, and of course as Scotland's government we have been able to really start delivering on the priorities of the people. Everyone in Cambuslang is benefiting from the agreed freeze in council tax, that is more money in everyone's pockets thanks to hard headed SNP government.

"I look forward to working with Christine as a councillor after her election to make sure that Scotland's farmers are put in the best position possible and that the people of Cambuslang have the best representation possible in South Lanarkshire Council, Scotland's government and the European Parliament."