As your local candidate for the Holyrood election in May I am pleased to set out my priorities for Tranent.
This was once a Labour heartland area. But no more. That’s because Labour are now too weak and too close to the SNP to make a difference for the residents of Tranent, Macmerry and Elphinstone.
But I will stand up for you – and these are my priorities for our communities:
– Invest in new and expanded community facilities for young people to divert them away from anti-social behaviour, drugs and alcohol misuse.– Tackle local problems including dog fouling, maintenance of roads and pavements – and take action to combat speeding.– Support improvements to Tranent High Street to create a vibrant town centre with adequate parking facilities.– Focus on bringing jobs and investment to the town, to boost the local economy and provide young people with skilled work.– Ensure that future housing development is controlled, sustainable and affordable, delivering infrastructure and new transport connections in the town.
As always I am keen to engage and happy to help and can be reached at craig@craigforeastlothian.