Paul O’Kane MSP toured around Inverclyde last week meeting with voluntary organisations and businesses in Port Glasgow, Greenock and Gourock.
O’Kane, elected to the Scottish Parliament to represent the West Scotland region in May, is on a “Summer Tour” where he is visiting various charitable organisations and businesses throughout the region, listening to people involved particularly about their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Following his tour, he intends to take the experiences of the people he has met back to the Scottish Parliament and help make the changes that people want to see.
Commenting, he said: “I had a wonderful time in Inverclyde last week meeting the organisations that make Inverclyde such a strong and resilient community. From Branching Out at Parklea and Belville Community Garden to Cardwell Garden Centre and Barber and Groom in Gourock.”
“I saw how hard it has been for people during the pandemic and I listened to their worries and fears as we emerge from it and start on the road to recovery.”
“When I return to the Scottish Parliament in September I, along with my Scottish Labour colleagues, will work towards helping to build back better from the pandemic and I will ensure that the concerns of Inverclyde residents do not go unheard. I want to thank each and every group who took time to meet me and look forward to meeting even more in the weeks and months ahead”