Busiest Surgery Tour Ever

Rural broadband, mobile coverage and local NHS services were among the issues raised by constituents at Angus MP Kirstene Hair’s summer surgery tour.

The Scottish Conservative politician completed what she termed her busiest summer event yet. 

The tour took in towns and villages across the constituency, providing local residents with the opportunity to talk directly to their local MP.

Surgeries were held in Letham, Kingsmuir, Forfar, Lunanhead, Aberlemno, Brechin, Farnell, Friockheim, Edzell, Montrose, Inverkeilor, Arbroath, Arbiriot, Newtyle, Glenisla, Kirriemuir, Glen Clova, Tannadice, Glamis and Inverarity - covering around 150 miles. 

Speaking at the end of the three-day tour, Ms Hair said:

“It was great to meet so many people around the constituency on my annual summer surgery tour.

“This was the busiest I have hosted to date, with a fantastic turnout and a wide range of local issues raised.

“I always enjoy the opportunity to hear directly from constituents about what matters to them - the most important part of the role as their MP.

“Broadband issues continue to come up most frequently but many are also very concerned about the loss of local health services. Travelling to Dundee and Perth cannot become the norm for Angus residents so I will ensure this is raised at my next meeting with NHS Tayside.”

“For anyone who was not able to attend one of the surgeries, I would urge them to contact my office in Forfar to arrange an appointment on 01307 495010 or kirstene.hair.mp@parliament.uk.”