It has been a few days since the General Election and although I've not said anything, I've read all of the messages you've sent and they have ALL helped. I have a lot to say about my time as MP for Glasgow North East. And a lot to say about the future. And although I have to move on and find a way to pay the mortgage I don't want to desert the people we were doing so much work with. So I'm giving that some thought too.
Anyway I just wanted to say 3 things.
1. Thank you to everyone who voted for me.
2. Thank you to everyone who campaigned for me.
3. Thank you to my core team of Annette Christie, Joe Brady, Angus MacLeod and Graham Campbell and not forgetting our office volunteers Barbaranne Knox, Christine Forrest and Gary McPhail and our community volunteers Liam McCann and Duncan Spiers. There were many others who worked with us over the 2 years and I will pay proper tribute to them in due course but these were the ones who last week either lost their voluntary role or lost their job.
I will be in touch with everyone who has been in touch with me since last week. It might take a while but please know that *every message was read and very much appreciated.
*When I say 'every', the nasty mealy mouthed ones rejoicing in people who put their heart and soul into making GNE a better fairer place losing their jobs and possibly their homes (ie my team), those messages were not appreciated. May I never be so bitter as you. ... See MoreSee Less