Patrick Grady MP has organised a special surgery for constituents who are concerned about the result and impact of the EU refendum.
The surgery will be held at McCafferty House (Firhill Rd, Glasgow G20 7BE) on Friday 08 July and will run as follows:
16:30 - Constituents are welcome to drop-in to discuss their concerns and questions
17:30 - Presentations and briefings from invited guests
18:00 - Opportunity for one-to-one advice on individual constituent issues.
18:30 - Surgery finishes
Patrick Grady said "My SNP colleagues and I campaigned passionately for a Remain vote, so the UK-wide result is obviously deeply disappointing to us. It is however heartening to see that the people of Scotland have voted so decisively to remain in the EU. The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged that we will do all we can to keep Scotland in the European Union. Indeed, it would be democratically unacceptable for Scotland to be dragged out of the EU against the clearly expressed will of its people.
I understand that there is a great deal of concern about the outcome of the referendum, and I have been contacted by a number of constituents who are anxious about the consequences of this vote. That is why I have arranged a special surgery dedicated to this issue, which will take place next Friday. If you have concerns or questions about the result and impact of the referendum, please feel free to come along.
The distinct priority for the Scottish Government, and for SNP MPs, is to reassure European citizens living in Scotland that they are welcome and valued in our communities; and to seek to ensure that Scotland continues to be part of the European Union."
Patrick Grady has also sponsored Early Day Motion (EDM) 265 which welcomes the formation by the Scottish Government of an expert-led Standing Council on Europe, which has been tasked with advising Scottish Ministers on how best to secure Scotland's relationship with the EU. You can read the full text of the EDM and the current list of signatories here.