Labour’s Rhoda Grant MSP and David Stewart MSP have assured constituents in the Highlands and Islands that they can still be contacted by mail or over the phone, despite regional offices remaining closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Coilla Drake who lives in Westray will contest the seat for Labour.
“More and more families across Scotland are facing financial hardship, but the SNP Government are failing to provide the direct and immediate support needed. “
“Constituents have been in touch with me for some time now, concerned about what childcare provision there will be when Peedie Breeks closes.”
“It’s been a privilege to serve Inverness and the Highlands and Islands throughout my career but it’s time to move over for new blood.”
David Stewart MSP: “How acts of kindness can help people’s mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is putting the focus on kindness as a means of helping people through the pandemic and building a better society as we emerge from it.”
“Fire sprinklers have been proven time and time again to be effective in the fight against fire and I know that this move will save lives.”
“There needs to be a full lockdown now with only essential workers allowed to travel to work.”
“It is vital that the Scottish Government now listen to the concerns of people, communities and businesses across this region and finally commit to reversing these cuts”
Unfortunately there are still shortages of the essential PPE (personal protection equipment) for front line workers across the Highlands and Islands.