East Dunbartonshire economy should benefit from new government funding

EAST Dunbartonshire’s economy could benefit from new government funding, Strathkevlin and Bearsden’s MSP has said. 

Rona Mackay welcomed the £100 million funding package to speed up health and infrastructure projects in Scotland on Wednesday, August 10. 

Ms Mackay also welcomed the establishment of a new service to provide information and support to businesses affected by the EU referendum. 

Projects will be assessed for accelerated funding against a range of criteria including how quickly work can start, the number of jobs that will be supported or created, the likely impact on the supply chain and geographic spread. 

Ms Mackay said: “People living in the constituency are my first concern here – we must protect the economy and secure their future.  There are multiple projects in the area I believe could potentially be included in this fund, such as the development of hubs and major roads. Speeding these projects up would certainly benefit the local economy.

“I’m glad to see the Scottish Government taking some initiative here — unlike the UK Government which has announced no such cash injection to the British economy. 

“The vote to leave the EU has seriously damaged the financial grit of the UK, and we’re doing what we can in Scotland to alleviate the harm to ordinary people.” 

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Rona Mackay was elected in May 2016 with a 8,100 majority in Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

Prior to this, she was a journalist in national newspapers for more than 20 years, before becoming Parliamentary Assistant to Clydebank and Milngavie MSP Gil Paterson, with whom she worked for nine years before becoming elected.



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