Kenny MacAskill – Representing East Lothian
Welcome to the April edition of my newsletter.
As I write, the lockdown period has just been extended another three weeks. I know how difficult this is for many of you, so can I take this opportunity to thank the people of East Lothian for their willingness to do what is right by staying at home and protecting the NHS from overload.
I have been heartened by seeing clips from across the county of the applause on Thursday evenings for our health and essential key workers. I was also pleased to see the Scottish Government’s announcement of an immediate pay rise for social care staff, and further support for business during this time.
I know many of you are still struggling. I want to assure you, as your MP, I will continue to press for the measures that are necessary from the UK Government.
Later in this newsletter, you can read about my office team who are doing a power of work responding to the increase in enquiries this pandemic has brought about. Rest assured, if you need to get in touch they, and I, are on hand to help as best we can.
If you have any comments about the content of this newsletter, or you want to get in touch with me about any other issue, please visit the Contact page on my website, or simply reply to this email.
Yours for Scotland,
Kenny MacAskill MP