THE SECRETARY of State for Scotland, Michael Moore MP, paid a campaign visit to the North East last week, as he joined with Lib Dem hopeful Alison McInnes in her bid for re-election to Holyrood.
A list MSP for the North East of Scotland in the last parliament, the former Ellon councillor is hoping to represent the new Aberdeenshire East seat as the constituency member.
Campaigning on the economy, the politicians paid a visit to Inverurie-based gourmet meat supplier Donald Russell Ltd. The company, which was set up in 1974, supplies meat to some of the world’s top hotels and restaurants, as well as running a mail order delivery service for customers at home. Mr Moore and Mrs McInnes were given a tour of the facility and took the opportunity to sample some of the company’s products.
Afterwards, Mrs McInnes spoke of the importance of the economy, highlighting her belief in the need for government to support businesses.
“I’m always pleased to visit Donald Russell – it is a thriving local business that continues to impress with its innovation”, she said.
“The Scottish Liberal Democrats want to create the right kind of environment for Scottish businesses to succeed. In addition to creating a positive environment for businesses, we need to support companies in the North East by providing them with the infrastructure they require to do business.”
Secretary of State for Scotland, Michael Moore MP, who represents the Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk constituency at Westminster, praised Donald Russell, and spoke of his support for Mrs McInnes’ campaign. “I was delighted to be able to join Alison today to highlight how Scottish Liberal Democrat plans for increasing exports and improving infrastructure will help boost businesses here in the North East”, he said.
“Donald Russell is a local success story that shows how Scottish businesses can have a major impact across Britain and beyond.
“As Secretary of State for Scotland, I have made it my businesses to get out to companies across Scotland to see what makes them tick, and how we can enable them to flourish. The Scottish Liberal Democrats Economic Action Plan will do just that.”