SNP hail growth of business with social conscience

SNP MEP and candidate in the European elections, Alyn Smith, joined Leader of Glasgow City Council SNP group Susan Aitken in Glasgow, as part of the SNP’s European campaign. 

The duo visited two social enterprises Social Bite and Glad Café to highlight the SNP’s focus of jobs and support for business.

Alyn said:

“It was great to be back in Glasgow this afternoon and I was thorough impressed by the work going on at both Social Bite and Glad Café.

"Both businesses have done fantastic work. Social Bite is expanding, opening at a second location in the city whilst Glad Café has continued to go from strength to strength, opening a co-operative thrift store and launching the Glad Foundation.

"It is really exciting to see such businesses thriving and that is key to our message to voters in the European election. The city of Glasgow benefits hugely from Scotland’s place in the European Union, and, in turn, contributes a huge amount to the European economy.

“We have a lot to offer Europe and a lot to gain from becoming an independent member of the European Union. Electing a strong team of SNP MEPs later this month, and then voting for independence in September will give Scotland the best possible opportunity to truly make its mark on Europe.”

Glasgow City Council SNP Group Leader Cllr Susan Aitken said:

"I was delighted to welcome Alyn again to Glasgow and to highlight the work of both Social Bite and Glad Café.

"These projects show, that despite the increasing financial burden being placed on Scotland by the Westminster government, businesses here in Glasgow can go from strength to strength.

"Scotland needs a strong voice in Europe and this election is a clear choice between the SNP and UKIP. It is important that we continue to work hard to win the European election later this month and ensure a strong team of SNP MEPs are representing Scotland in the European Parliament.”