Its official: Glasgow East office is open for business!

23 Jan 2009

John Mason’s Glasgow East Constituency Office was opened this afternoon in a ceremony presided over by Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister and the MSP for Glasgow Govan.

Speaking after completing the official ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of a 40-strong crowd, Ms Sturgeon said:

“I was delighted to be asked to open John Mason’s constituency office. The people of Glasgow East made a good choice electing John as their MP. I know that he will do his very best for them.”

Mr Mason expressed his gratitude to Nicola Sturgeon for opening his office, and went on to thank the voters of the East End for giving him the privilege of representing them in the House of Commons.

Commenting afterwards, John Mason, SNP MP for Glasgow East, said:

“This office is a practical facility intended to serve the people of Glasgow East. It is important to me that the voters have an obvious place that they can come with their issues and concerns, even when I have to be in London.

“In the best modern tradition, the official opening took place a few months after my office opened its doors to the public, as my three staff have been based here since October.

“Local people are entitled to ask why none of their Labour representatives have a similar facility. What is the point of a local office if it is hidden away in an industrial estate or business park?”