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EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE POLITICIANS TO HOST SPECIAL CITIZENS ADVICE SURGERY














Rona Mackay MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden and the office of Amy Callaghan MP are hosting an specialist surgery with East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau to assist with any query related to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The event is open to any constituent who would like advice on any issues they have faced during the Covid-19 crisis, such as the furlough scheme, funding for communities, business support and help or worries about money. Rona Mackay and Amy Callaghan’s office will be joined by specialist advisors from Citizens Advice who will be on hand to offer their expertise.

To book an appointment for the virtual event which is taking place on Monday 7th September from 3.30pm – 5pm, please email the office of Rona Mackay via Rona.Mackay.MSP@parliament.scot

In a joint statement the Rona Mackay and the Office of Amy Callaghan said,

“Due to Coronavirus, everyone’s lives look different to how they did at the start of this year. Many people throughout our constituencies are facing problems that they simply haven’t encountered before. We’re also seeing the increasing uncertainty around employment, concern over job losses and worries about housing and welfare.

As your local MSP and MP, we’re on hand to help.

“Both the Scottish and UK Government have brought in a range of new legislation to help people through this challenging time. With so much change and so much information, it can be difficult knowing who to turn to.

“We will be joined by specialist advisors from Citizens Advice Bureau East Dunbartonshire to help with any issue you are facing. As we have done throughout this pandemic, both our offices are here for everyone throughout East Dunbartonshire. We will do all we can to assist.”

A spokesperson for East Dunbartonshire CAB said:

“With the challenges people are facing due to Coronavirus, it has never been more important that clients are advised of their rights, how to exercise these rights, and to ensure they have the full support from the bureau in doing so.”


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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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