Shadow Minister’s local visits

SHADOW Minister for Local Government Sarah Boyack visited Carnoustie and Monifieth on Friday when she saw developments carried through by local councillors in Angus.

She stated that the Monifieth town centre improvements and the new build council housing in Carnoustie had been supported by Labour councillors working as part of the council administration.

Ms Boyack said: “This shows the benefits of having Labour councillors.

“They will fight for public services and projects such as this.

“The first new council houses in Angus for over 15 years is a tribute to the role Labour councillors have played as part of the administration.

“The people of Angus will be better off with more councillors like Margaret Thomson and Peter Murphy.”

Jenny Marra, Scottish Labour MSP for North East Scotland, commented: “It has been great to see the hard work that Labour councillors have done here in Angus, and I’m sure that Margaret Thomson and Hamid Rasheed will continue that if elected in May.”

Councillor for Monifieth and Sidlaw Margaret Thomson said: “This is the sort of project we will be looking to take forward if re-elected. It is something that this area has needed for years, but we have delivered.”

Prospective Labour candidate for Carnoustie and district, Hamid Rasheed stated: “We will be campaigning hard in the forthcoming election, and if elected we will fight for more affordable housing such as this to be built in Carnoustie and across Angus.

“Not only does this help reduce housing waiting lists, but it also provides much needed jobs for local people.”