Mason launches Saturday advice surgery

01 Sep 2009

In response to overwhelming local demand, the East End MP, John Mason, is set to launch a new weekly Saturday surgery.

The MP for Glasgow East currently has eleven surgeries each month, with these being held every Friday afternoon. On a typical Friday, John holds two surgeries in different locations across the East End and one at his constituency office at 888 Shettleston Road, between 5.00pm and 6.30pm.

John has found the demand at his current surgeries to be higher than expected. So, from Saturday 5 September, the local MP will be holding a weekly advice session every Saturday morning from 9.30am.

Speaking about his new surgery arrangements, John said:

“At the moment I am available in my constituency office every Friday between 5.00pm and 6.30pm, as well as in seven other locations across our area. However, my Friday evening surgery is often ‘standing room only’. So I was keen to make myself available on another occasions in order to meet local demand.

“I think that Saturday morning is probably the time when most folk who want to talk to me are available, so that is the time that I have decided to go for. I’m looking forward to welcoming people to me first Saturday surgery this coming weekend.

“My current surgeries are held in Cranhill, Baillieston, Parkhead, Easterhouse, Garthamlock, Carmyle and Barlanark. These vary from week to week – please contact me for more information.”

“My local office is open from 9.00am ‘til 5.00pm between Monday to Friday, and my three staff will be able to offer advice and assistance as required. I am also happy to visit constituents at home.”


From Saturday 5 September, John Mason will be holding 15 local surgeries in any given four week period. This is an average of 3.75 every week.

The revised surgery schedule is as follows:

EVERY FRIDAY – 5.00pm ‘til 6.30pm, John Mason’s Constituency Office, 888 Shettleston Road.

EVERY SATURDAY – from 9.30am, John Mason’s Constituency Office, 888 Shettleston Road.


1st Friday
of month
2pm – The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse
3pm – Bellrock Community Centre, 71 Skerryvore Rd, Cranhill

2nd Friday
of month

3pm – Baillieston Library, 141 Main St

3rd Friday
of month

2pm – Parkhead Library, 64 Tollcross Rd
3pm – Carmyle Community Centre, Hillcrest Road

4th Friday
of month

2pm – GESH, 1 Redcastle Sq, Garthamlock
3pm – Barlanark Community Centre, 33 Burnmouth Rd