MSP and MEP Team Visit Inverclyde

08 April 2009
Teamwork was the order of the day in Inverclyde earlier this week (6 April) as SNP MSP Stuart McMillan and SNP MEP Alyn Smith took to the streets.

Mr McMillan and Mr Smith visited areas that were affected by flooding, as well as meeting with the Inverclyde Community Development Trust and local SNP councillors.

Mr Smith stressed the importance of teamwork between all levels of government in order to achieve the best possible results for Scotland.

Smith said:

"As ever it has been a busy day out with the team in Inverclyde. It has been great to be out and about; seeing the goings on in the area.

"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. The team in Inverclyde provides a first-class example of how all layers of governmentshould work together to get the best results for the community.

"I was pleased to see the Inverclyde Community Development Trust first hand; it is exactly the kind of dynamic scheme that communities all over Scotland should be striving for. Part-funded by the European Union, it is up to me to highlight to Scotland's local councils that such opportunitiesare open to them over the water if they choose to look for them. I'll come and see any project any SNP councillor wants me to and it is my job to turn up funding in Brussels."

Mr McMillan added:

"I was delighted to welcome Alyn back to Inverclyde to learn about the excellent work that the Inverclyde Community Development Trust is undertaking.

"As an MEP Alyn covers the whole of Scotland so it was great to have the opportunity to highlight the good work being done in Inverclyde and to demonstrate the potential for further development."