New MSP to hold first surgeries

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Newly-elected SNP MSP for Aberdeenshire East Gillian Martin has arranged her first surgeries for constituents this weekend.

The meetings will be held in Mintlaw and Turriff on Saturday, May 14.

Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford will also be in attendance, continuing the close working relationship with local constituency MSPs and will be able to deal with any issues which are reserved to the London Government.

In order to minimise waiting times, an appointment system will be in place for the surgeries.

Appointments can be booked by telephoning 01779 822022.

Gillian Martin MSP said: “I’ve already been dealing with casework in these first few days on behalf of constituents but I’m looking forward to holding my first surgeries and working for all the people of Aberdeenshire East.

“I’ll be arranging more surgeries in other communities in the near future and details will be advertised in the local press.

“Even in this age of e-mail and instant communications, I feel that it is still vitally important for people to be able to access their MSP face-to-face in their own community.”