Ming in Dundee

Sir Menzies Campbell was in Dundee today, firstly to visit the Overgate Centre and hear the good news that the Centre is thriving despite the current economic situation – and secondly to support my colleague Chris Hall at the Maryfield Ward by-election.

Dundee was rather full of politicians today, starting with the media conference with John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance & Sustainable Growth, at Discovery Point – to announce the further Scottish Enterprise Dundee Waterfront Funding. I attended this (as City Council Planning & Transport Convener) and am delighted at this additional funding for Dundee.

The Labour Conference is also in Dundee so the city wasn’t exactly short of political visits! Anyway, here’s a couple of photos from Ming’s visit (below) :

Alison campaigning with Chris in Maryfield

We had an enjoyable day today at the Maryfield by-election.

Alison McInnes, MSP for North East Scotland was in Dundee today, campaigning for Chris Hall, our Liberal Democrat candidate in Maryfield.

Alison and Chris toured local sheltered housing complexes and also spoke with residents in the Baxter Park and Maryfield areas about local issues. I took the photos!

Alison commented on the warm reception from residents.

She said, “There is keen interest in this by-election from local people and it is clear that people in the area are looking for their new councillor to campaign actively on local issues including road safety, condition of pavements, tackling graffiti and a whole host of other issues.

“I am pleased that my colleague Chris Hall has been campaigning hard on the issues of concern to local people.”

Chris is a hard-working candidate and he’s making a great impression in the Maryfield Ward.

Nicol Stephen MSP in Dundee

Earlier today, Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, Nicol Stephen MSP, visited Dundee to meet with Chris Hall, our Lochee Ward by-election candidate and with myself and the City Council about the future of the Cities Growth Fund (see also the story in tonight’s Evening Telegraph by clicking the headline above).
Despite the rain (and there was plenty of that!) we had a good walkabout in the Lochee shopping centre meeting many local residents.