Calum Kerr, MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk is hiring a camper van for a week long summer tour of his constituency.
His tour starts next Monday, August 15, and he will be in Berwickshire on the Wednesday (Duns, Burnmouth, Eyemouth, Coldingham, St Abbs, Reston, Ayton, Cockburnspath) and Thursday (Gordon, Greenlaw, Coldstream).
Recognising the size and diversity of the constituency Mr Kerr explained why he is undertaking this journey:
“My office is constantly trying to find new ways to allow us to make the most of my time in the Borders and we appreciate that our base in Galashiels is not necessarily accessible to many of the people I represent. We can’t expect every constituent to come to us; I am always prepared to go to them.”
“Making myself available for meetings in each of these locations is a reminder of one of the most important aspects of an MP’s work, which is listening to, and acting upon, constituents concerns.”
“I have no doubt that taking to the road with this schedule will allow me to develop a clearer picture of the issues that many parts of the Borders face.”
“Modern politics requires politicians to be as responsive as possible. I always do everything I can to engage with those who get in touch and will always encourage them to do so. I’m very excited about this opportunity to meet fellow Borderers.”
Those wishing to arrange a meeting at one of these locations, should contact 01896 750820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org