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Press release: New SNP councillor wastes no time rolling sleeves up

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The East End's newest SNP Councillor, David Turner, has wasted no time in getting stuck into community work mere days after being elected to Glasgow City Council.

On Friday, David Turner was declared the winner of the Baillieston by-election, gaining the seat from Scottish Labour after the expulsion of longstanding ward Councillor, Jim Coleman. By Sunday, Councillor Turner was out with fellow SNP elected members, Councillor Elaine Ballantyne, and local MP, David Linden, to undertake a community litter pick at Baillieston Demonstration Gardens.

Commenting, Councillor David Turner said:

"I've always been clear that the job of a hardworking local Councillor is to be active, out in their ward and making a tangible difference to the community. In my previous term as a Councillor I wasn't afraid to roll my sleeves up and get stuck in - that's exactly what I plan to do this time around.

"Constituents were clear with us that Baillieston Demonstration Gardens was an eyesore, so it was good to join my colleagues David Linden MP and Cllr Elaine Ballantyne to directly intervene and clean it up. This is a typical example of a stalled space in the ward that has huge potential for the future but it was important to clear it out first."

David Linden MP added:

"Councillor David Turner is an excellent addition to the SNP team here in the East End and he's got an outstanding track record of getting stuck in with community work. I know he'll be a formidable force for Baillieston ward alongside Elaine Ballantyne and I'm really looking forward to more events like Sunday as we seek to improve the local area for the whole community".


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