3rd September 2017
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie MSP was out on the doors in Rutherglen last week meeting local residents along with Liberal Democrat Council by election candidate Ellen Bryson, Councillor Robert Brown and the local Liberal Democrat campaign team.
The Liberal Democrat team were out in Rutherglen Central and North Ward in support of Ellen Bryson who is bidding to replace Gerard Killen as Councillor for the area following his election to Parliament.
Ellen Bryson said:
“It was great to have Willie Rennie backing our campaign and he was very well received by local people in Bankhead and the West End. It’s not often you get a Party leader knocking your door – most of them seem to want to stay cooped up with their own supporters! Willie is very much a “people person” though and likes meeting local people and hearing about their concerns.
As far as I am concerned, local council elections are all about local issues and we got a lot of matters raised ranging from traffic and parking issues, graffiti and overhanging trees to dog fouling and the maintenance of houses. This is the sort of thing on which people want to see action to improve their local area.
Rutherglen Liberal Democrat Councillor Robert Brown said:
“We had a great team out and met a lot of local people. This by election is a great opportunity to get a second Liberal Democrat Councillor in Rutherglen working for local people. Ellen Bryson is well known in the area and will do a tremendous job.”