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Ian Hudghton
Scottish National Party
Member of the European Parliament

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20 September
Euro MP adds his support to Petition

Local SNP Euro-MP Ian Hudghton, today (Monday) visited Mrs Campbell’s shop ‘Final Touches’ in the High Street, Laurencekirk where he added his signature to the petition calling on the Scottish Executive for urgent action to end the series of tragedies at the junction of the A90 with the A937 south of Laurencekirk.

Mr Hudghton was in Laurencekirk as part of a surgery tour of the North-east during which he is visiting local towns in his mobile office.  The tour gives constituents direct access to the MEP enabling them to raise any European issues affecting their own community.  Mr Hudghton was accompanied on today’s visits to both Lauencekirk and Stonehaven by Caroline Little, the SNP’s prospective candidate for the forthcoming Westminster election for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.

Commenting on today’s visits Mr Hudghton said

“I am only too happy to add my name to the petition calling for improvements to be made to this very dangerous junction. Several thousand signatures have been collected already and there are still several weeks to go before the petition will be handed in to the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Executive must listen to the clearly expressed view of the local people and take action immediately to reduce speed and commit to providing a grade separated junction similar to the one recently installed at Forfar.

 “Once again I am delighted with the reception I have received out and about in the towns and villages today. Quite a number of queries have been raised with me and I will make sure action is taken on all of these. I am determined that Euro-MPs should not be remote from the public and this surgery tour is an excellent way of giving people direct access to me.”

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