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RONA JOINS FELLOW PARLIAMENTARIANS TO HELP RESIDENTS TACKLE SOARING COST OF LIVING

CONSTITUENTS INVITED TO SPECIAL ADVICE EVENT AT KIRKINTILLOCH TOWN HALL


Three East Dunbartonshire parliamentarians teamed up recently to stage a special event this month aimed at helping local residents to tackle the soaring cost of living.

Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona Mackay, East Dunbartonshire MP Amy Callaghan and Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East MP Stuart McDonald, invited local people to the Cost of Living Advice Event at the Kirkintilloch Town Hall.

A number of organisations including Citizens Advice and East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action were also on hand to help, as well as Social Security Scotland who gave residents advice on the benefits available to them which are devolved to Scotland.

Local SNP MSP Rona Mackay said: “We have so many fantastic third sector organisations, and numerous other agencies who can support people. Along with them, we want to provide as much help as possible to vulnerable constituents who are suffering during this cost of living crisis.

“Many of my constituents cannot afford to heat their homes and many are now struggling to afford even the most basic foods.”

Amy Callaghan MP added: “Most people are still seeing their cost of living increase compared with a month ago.

“That’s why I call on the Chancellor to introduce a £400 energy bill rebate, scrap sky-high standing charges, and protect homeowners with mortgage rates relief.

“The Tory Government created this cost of living crisis, the least they can do is mitigate unaffordable bills and introduce a major package of support to boost household incomes.

“It is also why I joined with my colleagues Rona Mackay MSP and Stewart McDonald MP to organise a local cost of living support event.

“Help is out there, and it was so important to get that help in front of the people who need it most.

“I will continue to call on the UK government to step up and support households across the UK. I will also keep working hard to support people in East Dunbartonshire. If you need help and advice, please get in touch.”

The local MSP and MPs added that they wanted to reassure constituents that they remained on hand in the local constituency to offer them assistance with any issues they faced.

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