SNP MSP for Glasgow Cathcart, James Dornan, has today urged the Labour party to stop politicking and scaremongering about bus services in Glasgow.
Following a debate in Glasgow City Chambers, the MSP is urging the administration to work to find local solutions to bus service issues, as he has been doing since learning of the 29 service withdrawal in his own constituency.
The MSP held a public meeting which was attended by over 140 local residents, and has held meetings with senior officials at both SPT and First Bus.
He is now “extremely confident” that a replacement service will be put in place to serve the local community.
After the debate the local MSP said: “Labour really must give up this scaremongering campaign tactic.
“People are genuinely concerned about local bus services, and what I’ve done in my own constituency is move swiftly to find a local solution to a local problem; that’s what politics is about.
“When we first learned of the changes my office was inundated with phone calls from concerned residents. I acted swiftly and have written to all those who attended the public meeting updating them as developments occur, and I’m now extremely confident that a solution will be put in place in the near future. Since that meeting I have not had one complaint about the way that I have handled the situation.
“Instead of this, Labour have resorted to the worst kind of politics. Erecting billboards all over the city and attempting to lay the blame at the door of The Scottish Government.
“Unfortunately for them, it’s not working. Local people in my constituency can see that I’m working hard for local bus services, whilst Labour try to indulge them in political games that people are just not interested in. So I would appeal to Labour to give up the game and instead work with the SNP to find local solutions where they are needed – the people of Glasgow won’t thank them for anything else.”